> >> What's the difference? Both accomplish the same end. One just looks
> > rosier
> >> under the current rules.
> > I can't understand why the FIA don't simply ban all black boxes not
> > directly needed for the engine to run and gearbox to work. Have one, 2
> > if absolutely necessary ECUs, totally self contained with the engine
> > and box. Allow plain simple wires for things like the steering wheel
> > buttons and instruments.
> > And give the drivers a clutch pedal, that works mechanically.
> And while you are at it, why not ban all electricity on the car. Im sure
> you can fudge together a car that runs on purely mechanical means.
> (ok, so it might look like a diesel tractor. erm, it would *be* a diesel
> tractor, so what)
> Of course, *then* you would start complaining about the advanced gear
> systems used for traction control. After all, isnt that **exactly** what
> the diff on a car is, hmm?
> So lets throw out the gears n stuff. For that matter, we need to throw out
> all the machinery. Seems we are down to 'drivers' running. *** of
> else the "supa-grip" shoesoles might give some teams an advantage?
> At what point would you be satisfied that there can be no technological
> cheating going on?
At the point where, according to the rules, there couldn't be. Optimising
gears, engine maps, that sort of thing, fully allowed. Having feedback loops
that can be plugged into it all, not.
Is that a simple enough explanation?
> The F1 race is supposed to be the racing of the elite of automobiles.
> Demanding that we downgrade the tech used completely invalidates this
Who said anything about downgrading the level of technology? I merely think
moving it away from the aspects that currently aid the drivers would not
only be a good thing, but also a very easy to regulate thing if done
Although, by your logic, it's not the driver that counts, so maybe they
should just build cars that race themselves. After all, that would be the
pinnacle of technology, wouldn't it? And I'll bet you'll be glued to your
screen seeing who's software blue screens into the gravel first.