Pyrone89 wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:20 pm
Tokens are coming up again as a real possibility. Have they learned nothing from the past that all a token system does is greatly benefit the leading team/car? They are already ahead so in normal cases would need to spend less tokens than the teams that first have to change a lot of parts to catch up.
It is like they don't want F1 to get less predictable.
https://twitter.com/AlbertFabrega/statu ... 59552?s=20
Again, you are wrong, the previous token system held Merc back more than any of the other PU manufactures. The tokens stop alot of small improvements and force larger improvements, so in fact favor those who are further behind. Look at the huge jump in engine performance Ferrari had from 14 to 15. Also the tokens gave so much scope for improvement/change that Honda was able to fully switch their PU concept from 16 to 17. The tokens in reality held nobody back(not 1 manufacturer used all their tokens), but held Mercs improvement back more than the others.
Furthermore, UNLIMITED reliability changes were allowed, and yet Renault and Honda were still failing left, right and center. Do not confuse Renault and Honda's incompetence for failure on the part of the token system.
What makes F1 predictable is lining up the grid in order based on qually, tokens would have no change on that.