LM10 wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:28 am
At some point (after thousand sensors and directives) it will need to be accepted that Ferrari does a better job. It's simple as that.
If the reports are true Mercedes managed to make the biggest performance jump since 2014 with their 2020 prototype PU. Does that mean that they have started cheating now?
If the FIA can't put fool proof methods to track what they put in words as regulations, then calling any team circumventing those regulations is stupid. This is elite competition at the highest level between teams that possess enormously talented people and expecting them to be "Ethical" and follow the spirit of rules because the regulatory body can't manage to put actionable measures is naive.
For as long as one doesn't get caught, he isn't a thief and can continue to steal and live a dignified social life. The onus is on police to put measures in place, to either safeguard what the thief is stealing OR catch the thief with evidence. Moral positions have no place in this ruthless competition, which is also a huge business.
Regardless of what technical directives FIA circulates, for as long as there is no mechanism to prove someone is breaking the rules, the benefit should always go to the accused perpetrator, who, in the light of lack of evidence, isn't guilty and entitled to do what they are doing. Whether it was Mercedes, now Ferrari OR in future Mercedes again OR Renault OR Honda, simply doesn't matter. Whoever gains advantage while FIA can't prove that the advantage is coming by breaking the rules, it's the "Genius" of those teams.