ispano6 wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:06 pm
We are talking about costs aren't we? I'm merely pointing out the disparity of some drivers earning far more than teams ought to be paying. It's not like the drivers are designing the cars or putting long hours and sleepless nights to deliver a winning car. The engineers with the dark rings under their eyes looking 10years older than they really are, that's where my thoughts go out to. Applying a token system will never work because you can't equally quantify the worth of a token to money and time spent with the true cost being at the detriment of the well being of the engineers willing to put in extra or personal time. You pay the price somewhere.
The only fair token system is teams using tokens to buy standardized parts from the FIA that neutral suppliers sell in an open F1 marketplace. Then teams don't have to spend money on development and only the FIA has to oversee suppliers and their profits. But what's the point in that, that's pretty much Indy(2 horse race) and F2. In F1, you need to pay to play. The team and manufacturer that wants to win the most will spend the most.
What drivers are being paid more than they should be? Other than Vettel(and Grosjean) who is on an unprecedentedly poor form for a multi wdc driver, who is over paid? Most F1 drivers are under paid, with several bringing in their own sponsors and pay. The drivers train rigorously for hours a day and put in the same amount of hard work as the engineers, just in a different way. We've all heard the stories of Senna and Rosberg and others wearing out their engineers long into the night.
They quantify the "cost" of a token before the tokens are distributed by estimating what each part costs to upgrade with previous knowledge, it is not just a shot in the dark. It's not an exact science, but it is a good enough approximation.