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FIA reveals radical cost-cutting measures

Sep 2, 2008
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A total ban on in-season testing, major revisions to engine regulations and dramatic cuts in aerodynamic development have formed the cornerstone of a radical rules overhaul that will cut costs in Formula One.

Following a meeting of the FIA's World Motor Sport Council in Monaco on Friday, the FIA has announced a host of measures that will be put in place over the next few years that will cut budgets by at least one third from next season.

Read more at Autosport.com

The full list of cost-cutting measures

 

Bram Hengeveld

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Sounds like good news. If the enforce this rule and drop the ridiculous stockengine rule it might turn out for the better!
 

Keith Peppiatt

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Looking good. looking at the refueling gone maybe we will see a return to light fuel quali sessions again... lets see these cars go fast and on the edge!!! :D
 

Dave Stephenson

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sounds like open cockpit touring car racing if you ask.
 

Ken Hunter

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Some of these changes can work, but by taking away the induvidual teams competitiveness, i feel is going backward.
 

Lewis Owen

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Time will tell with these measures, I just really hope the "medals" proposal doesn't go through.
Drivers should be rewarded for consistent driving through the season.
Highly unlikely someone will win the championship without winning a few races.
 
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HeyJoe

It´s seems that FIA wants to creat another bullshit with the ridiculous stockengine!
 

Daniel Pettit

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I disagree. The 'goldern years' of F1 that so many hark back to was a time when 90% of the field ran a Ford Cosworth DFV engine. It worked then because all you needed to so was buy a customer chassis, plug in an engine and there you were you had a competitive car. Whats so wrong with harking back to that rather than catering for factory teams which have a long history of being like locusts to a series, using it whilst they want to then ditching it leaving it ruined in their wake.