Thread: 2009 Budget Cap
9th Mar 08, 23:57 #1
2009 Budget Cap
How the hell is this even possible to police?
When you have an organisation like Ferrari who exists in principle as an F1 team, every cost the whole organisation incurs is part of that budget.
For manufacturers like Renault, Toyota and BMW, aren't they just inclined to consolidate all of their expenses back into the R&D budget for the company? What happens to other R&D items which would be passed in the other direction, from the road divisions to the F1 team? How about "generic" R&D items which may or may not specifically be costed?
Grant that the spirit of the ruling might be to lower spiralling costs, but I don't see how this is a) workable or b) possible to administer, let alone enforce.Would you rather have butter or guns? Shall we import lard or steel?
Por que no los dos?
10th Mar 08, 01:29 #2
I don't see a problem with budget caps. Have you ever heard of the honor system?
I'm not sure that it's impossible to enforce. Just have the teams set-up an account with the budget limit and monitor their expenses. 2009 is going to be a steep learning curve, but eventually a solution can be found.Marco Simoncelli 1987-2011
10th Mar 08, 03:09 #3
If it were that easy to police the income/expenses of a company, many scares in the stock market wouldn't existYou can't make a person love another person. You can only pray for it.
Stupid rules => stupid consequences
10th Mar 08, 05:40 #4
10th Mar 08, 16:35 #5
This proposal has the opportunity for more loop holes than a knitted jumper.
So, engine development is not included. What's wrong with putting 1000 hours of wind tunnel time down to evaluating engine performance and cooling under a variety of different aerodynamical situations?
And why a 5 year freeze on engine development. Does that mean that the back teams with no option for introducing a more competitive powerplant will be consigned to the back until 2013?
It just makes no sense
10th Mar 08, 16:44 #6Riccardo Patrese - 256GPs 1977-1993
10th Mar 08, 17:08 #7
Considering they are still trying to work out the details of this, I'm going to save my comments until we know what they intend to do about it.
The I'll lambast them.
10th Mar 08, 17:59 #8Michael Schumacher The Best Ever F1 Driver
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10th Mar 08, 22:34 #9
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