TRUE!flmkane wrote: ↑Sat Dec 04, 2021 2:53 amEngine freeze with a merc advantage happened before and it was a HILARIOUS disaster.etusch wrote: ↑Mon Nov 29, 2021 2:09 pmYou are very close to what I am trying to say generally. So what do you think about engine freeze and keeping it alive when you see mercs are 1 sec faster ? What about doing nothing with oil burning when it is a breach of fuel flow limit in reality? Even if it were not how Fia didn't ban to keep competition close ?djones wrote: ↑Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:47 pmMercedes have pulled a smart move with the engine change.
To now start talking about budget caps or increased penalties for engine changes is pretty hilarious, given how many engines Honda have gone through in recent years. Indeed some of the rules were relaxed with Honda in mind.
It is not works for you and you miss that but I talked about new comers and rules for them to allow them catch which was not case for honda. By the way how much honda benefited from this engine change rule ?
It was in 2014. They froze the new hybrid engines before they even raced and as we recall, Merc was at best 3 sec a lap faster. Their domination hasn't ended to this day.
Having a manufacturer start from scratch knowing they only have (2 tokens) a season to improve their PU probably was not the most intelligent move Honda has ever made (besides my opinion they underanticipated the competition). But they have finally delivered in spades even though it's taken years to do so.
What picture does that paint for potential future engine manufacturers if they don't nail their first attempt?
Would you throw $1,000,000,000 at a project which if it's not by far the best out of the gate at something which you couldn't improve even when the deficiencies show themselves on track?
Honda knew what they were getting into and quickly learned they were outgunned but had their hands tied because of tokens so it took years to claw the performance back.
If you were an engine manufacturer would you enter now?
This question is to all, not just the op.