Great argument there, but I'll explain more.Partymood wrote: ↑Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:28 pmSureSiLo wrote: ↑Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:19 amAnybody making any reference to Ferrari and FIA about 2005 really needs to stop pedalling that story. The FIA made changes that affected everyone, the fact that Ferrari ended up being hit the most might make it seem like that was the intended purpose, but it really wasn't. The same is happening here.
Whilst the usual aim of regs changes like that is to bring the field closer together, there is also opportunity for it to get further apart. They can't just change a regulation to hurt a single team, they can only do that by banning specific parts of cars or technical tricks that they may be using that other teams aren't. The same has happened with Mercedes. FRIC got banned, other suspension components got banned as well that ended up hurting Red Bull too. Oil burning was banned and it hurt Ferrari more.
So whilst Mercedes may have been impacted most by the current changes, it is silly to suggest that was the intended purpose of the regulation changes. The current changes are due to tyre issues and an increasing amount of downforce making it difficult for Pirelli to design tyres that were not only safe, but the teams liked as well.