There isn`t a lot to spare….
Rule change after rule change was meant to have been a cost-cutter but seems to only have added to the bills.
Anyone here surprised?
Who cares? Whatever we`ve got we share!.......
Being the teachers` pet that I am, I completed the FIA survey.
However, all the time I was answering the questions I got the distinct feeling that, like a rat in a laboratory maze, I was being manoeuvred towards the trap in the centre.
As to the Maranello/ Monaco/ Indianapolis “agreements” on the engine freeze – they lost me long ago.
If you haven`t read the FIA press release “Engine Supply in Formula One” dated 16.07.2006, take a minute to do so. The phrase “Handbags at dawn” springs to mind.
I`m not a fan of standardisation which seems to be the way the FIA wants to go but then, being a dyed-in-the-wool member of the “Pinnacle of technical & technological excellence” club, I`m not likely to come up with ideas which may put that in jeopardy, am I?
I have absolutely nothing against the “same make” series. Having identical cars doesn`t necessarily mean boring. I`ve heard the “It should all be about the driver” argument &, I`m sorry, I just don`t agree. This is F1!! It`s a team sport & includes the best minds as well as brilliant drivers. If we can`t give the brains full rein then the drivers may as well race against each other on identical video games.
No, there has to be a better way…… but what? How can F1 become more economical whilst still remaining the pinnacle of motorsport & a viable spectator sport? Any ideas?