strad wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:59 pm
the teams have far greater resources than the governing body.
In 2011 the FIA had revenues of 1.5 BILLION with a profit of 358 Million dollars.
Ok, I'll take that at face value (because I don't have the data, and because you know your onions Strad!), but how much of that was spent on CFD, scale models, windtunnel data, in the loop simulation, single cylinder proof of concept engines, lubricants, fuels, etc, etc? How many staff do they have building a car to compete in F1? How much time and effort do they spend on fighting the other teams? I'll wager not a lot, they're in this to make money and pay wages, the teams on the other hand each have 100's of employees dedicated to specific parts of the cars to make them faster, and spending every penny they have to do just that, so they're always going to be ahead of the police force, and just to add to that their minds are tuned to eaking out any advantage they can muster as they've been fighting this war since the beginning! That's F1 and that's why the FIA are incapable of understanding this technology with out the team's input.
I probably should have quoted subcritical as well to make it clear which part I was refering to, my bad!