Zurich Gnome

The journal of a Swiss-based motor-racing enthusiast.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Was it worth it?

So Max. Despite several changes in the regulations, including a substantial reduction in engine capacity, and a drop from 10 cylinders to 8, this year's F1 cars are no slower than last year's.

Yesterday Jenson Button posted a 1:13.9 lap at Barcelona, which is faster than any time set in qualifying at the grand prix last year, and compares with the best testing time last year of 1:13.5.

The way I see it, you've failed. You have caused a lot of people to do a lot of unnecessary work, and required companies to invest huge amounts of money when you claim to be cutting costs. I'm sure you will claim, that without the regulation changes the cars would have been even quicker this year, and that is true. But your aim was to slow the cars and cut costs and you have failed in both of these.

Can we expect your resignation? Thought not.


At 10:22 AM, Blogger f1crazy said...

Well, I used to think Rome wasn;t build in one day, and I imagine such things still don't happen. Give it some time..

If F1 didn't go back to the V8's, how fast would the cars be with an unresctricted V10? They would've made the same leap in time, Button would've done Barca in 1m 10s.


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