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Author Topic: Now FIA wants to stop F1 Quali 'Party mode' from Belgian GP  (Read 650 times)

Offline John S

Re: Now FIA wants to stop F1 Quali 'Party mode' from Belgian GP
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2020, 01:42:58 PM »
Seems stopping party modes might not be the simple panacea for FIA to close up the field.

Honda are troubled about their own performance and how compliance will be achieved amongst all engine suppliers, according to the paras below from GPtoday.

Sounds like another fine mess brewing from Jean Laurel & Ross Hardy 

Honda doubts about abolishing qualifying mode - How you going to check?

''Overtaking a Mercedes is very difficult. It is difficult at all to get close to another car with a Formula 1 car, so you really have to be much faster per lap. So it's more about the speed in qualifying'', says Honda's Toyoharu Tanabe. From Belgium the FIA wants the teams to use only one engine mode, but Tanabe wonders if this is feasible and who will be hurt the most in the end.

''We're having talks with the FIA, because we as manufacturers don't feel that you can control this. If we can all share our ideas about this and come to a solution this can already be done in Belgium, but otherwise you have to postpone those rules first'', says Tanabe about that.

He doesn't know yet if Honda will benefit from it. ''That will all depend on the way this is controlled. If Mercedes loses speed then that's good for us of course, but at the moment I'm not sure yet'', concludes the technical man at Honda.

Extracts courtesy GPblog.com, today.
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Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Now FIA wants to stop F1 Quali 'Party mode' from Belgian GP
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2020, 07:31:59 PM »
I second your thought Ian.

Of course. I thought that went without saying. Most safety mods have not affected performance greatly. But now they're restricting the designs of the cars. F1 has been about innovation and they are gradually removing that freedom.
Lonny

Offline Scott

Re: Now FIA wants to stop F1 Quali 'Party mode' from Belgian GP
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2020, 06:16:32 PM »
As the first sentence in that article points out, the most difficult thing in F1 is getting close to the car in front.  The best way to make F1 more competitive is to shut down the wash off the backs of the cars. 

Ground effects and turn the back of the car into a cone.
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