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Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: The land that Time forgot
Re: Formula to save Formula 1
It's so blinkin' simple no-one has thought of it...
Each team has to build a car, in either class I or class II.
Once they have declared they have a class I or II car (in January) they have to keep to that class for the rest of the season.
Class I is the full-monty, 3.0ltr V10. 650kg etc. 950bhp @ 18,000 rpm
Class II is a 3.0 ltr V8 600kg 850 bhp @ 17,000 rpm
So, round Monza, Spa, Indianapolis, it's all go, go, go for the big teams. Round the Hungaro's and Monacos and Magny Course, the little dudes in Class II are all of a sudden crawling all over the front of the grid what with their lighter weight, lower tyre wear (= more grip) and more grunty engines.
You'd still fancy the top teams to be there at the end of the season but there would be races where the grid would be unusual and the Jordans and Jag's (RIP) would more than get a look in.
A V8 is cheaper too...
No bullets for Chaingun..