Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 1985 500SEC, 1991 190E 2.6.
Location: Los Angeles / Hannover Germany
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One of the F1 pundits suggestion was to not limit the max power of the system....
Its a bit nonsensical that development of Kers has been, and is costing the teams a fortune, while testing restrictions / bans are supposed to save big money.
Why would performance car manufacturers once famous for their 12 cylinder engines stay in F1 to compete with a 1.6 liter engine?
Are a few years down the road a universal engine, gear box, chassis & electronics to follow?
F 1 has always been the testing ground for the upper limits of new technologies.
Over the top eco stuff should be left to other series (Le Mans etc.).
If F1 is to remain the pinnacle of Motorsport technology there has to be a acceptable amount of testing allowed.
Testing restrictions make it much harder for young drivers to enter Formula 1.
As an aside, instead of these stupid races of champions, go back to the old days, where in a end of racing season no points event F1 pilots would take a spin in other teams cars (timed), with sometimes interesting results.
Hmm, in today's increasingly paranoid corporate F1, teams could even use their previous season cars........