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Author Topic: Rule Changes for 2015  (Read 1255 times)

Offline cosworth151

Rule Changes for 2015
« on: June 27, 2014, 04:00:36 PM »
The FIA World Motor Sport Council has announced rule changes for 2015. There will be standing restarts. The proboscis monkey noses will go away.

http://www.autoweek.com/article/20140626/F1/140629885


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Offline J.Clark

Re: Rule Changes for 2015
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2014, 12:47:04 PM »
I read an article on this at Crash.net.  The article suggested that the idea may have actually come from the teams themselves.

I can see where this would close up the field and make the race more exciting, but I can also understand why some would argue that building up a sufficient lead to safely stop and hope to hold onto their position.  The voting in the pole is at about 84% against to 16% for this change.

As I understand the extra strain on the drive train from additional standing starts and the fragility of an F1 car, I do not agree with using that as an excuse for not doing it.  They do a lot of practice starts and pit stop practices during a race weekend.  Does this not place added reliability issues on the car?

In reading the articles on this subject, I would offer a slightly different possibility that could produce similarly good racing.  Do a rolling restart the way NASCAR does it, two abreast.  This could be achieved on the lap the Safety Car is to pull in.  No passing until the green is showed.
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Offline F1fanaticBD

Re: Rule Changes for 2015
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2014, 12:44:06 PM »
I think Aerodynamics of an F1 car prohibits them from a rolling start, but I do believe that it will definitely spice up the race. In the past, there have been many times when the race was stopped and restarted, we will be doing it, a bit more regularly  :D
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