Some F1 and Motorsport suggestions.

DRS

  • Qualifying, each driver shall have 120 seconds to use throughout the Quali session from Q1 to Q3
  • DRS can be used on any straight, however when a sensor detects more than 45 degrees of steering input left or right the DRS shall slam shut. DRS shall slam shut when the brake is depressed as well.
  • DRS rules will be changed to each car having 5 times the pole time in DRS time, so a pole time of 100 seconds at Spa will give 500 seconds of DRS for each driver to use in the race.
  • DRS this way can be used to attack or defend in certain situations and at strategic times through the race.
  • DRS shall be de activated for first two laps of every race and first full lap after a Safety Car situation.
  • DRS shall be shut off during a change in climatic conditions from a dry race start or switched on when the track dries out as well.

CUSTOMER CARS

Any new team can purchase a year old chassis from any team on the grid.

  • Any team that has been lower than 10th in the constructors title for 2 years can buy a year old IP to develop as well.
  • New teams shall be budget capped to €75m per season.
  • Any established team buying a known IP shall be capped to €100m per season.
  • Customer teams and IP teams shall get everything, but 3 crucial areas; 1) front wing & nose box, 2) Rear crash structure and rear wing, 3) Floor
  • Teams must develop these areas themselves in order to be classed a “constructor” as these of a car are the most crucial to car performance.
  • However, both types of teams cannot source a engine that was originally designed for that chassis. This no McLaren, Mercedes or Force India for a Mercedes engine, they must run either a Qualifying, each driver shall have 120 seconds to use throughout the Quali session from Q1 to Q3
  • DRS can be used on any straight, however when a sensor detects more than 45 degrees of steering input left or right the DRS shall slam shut. DRS shall slam shut when the brake is depressed as well.
  • Ferrari, Renault, Cosworth or other engine manufactures engine.
  • As for power train costs, this is limited to €20m a season, engines & ERS for €15m, gearbox supply for €5m per season. for any customer team
  • Teams who do this route have 2 years to produce their own full customer chassis and have their own design on track.

 GP2

GP2 teams shall be cost capped to €12m a season for on track facilities, but will face a total €18 cap on them.

Technology

  • GP2 technically shall adopt F1 technology
  • Firstly with a MES ECU and MES Display on the steering wheel and each driver having 3 rotaries on them.
  • Secondly, the GP2 cars shall have DRS on them, with 10 seconds useable DRS per lap
  • Each driver shall have 2 F1 power trains from any engine manufacturer per season.
  • Each F1 power train that each car has shall be limited via ECU to 475hp and a peak of 12,000RPM. Each engine shall have to last 6,000KM
  • Teams shall be allowed a to develop the GP2 chassis in a restricted way, GP2 teams shall be allowed to develop their own front and rear wings as well as their own radiators and side pods. However they must keep the homologated nose box, rear crash structure and side impact structures.

Drivers & Calendar

  • GP2 teams can only have 5 drivers per season
  • GP2 shall follow 15 F1 races a year with each weekend having 2 races, 2 practice sessions and one Quali session.

Costs

  • Chassis supply will be capped at €1m for 3 complete chassis per year, and €350,000 per extra chassis.
  • Engine Supply will be capped at €4m to cover 10 engines per year, 3 per car for race sessions and an extra two for testing.
  • Gearboxes shall be capped at €2m for 6 gearboxes per year, two per car for race sessions and two for testing.
  • Teams shall be allowed a development budget of €5m a season, and all teams must be able to sell their development parts to other teams for €1m for 2 cars worth of parts. However GP2 teams must only update their car 2 times a season.
  • Team Developed parts must be made by a reputable supplier.#
  • In a bid to reduce costs, teams will now be no longer required to buy direct from GP2 series.
  • However GP2 teams will have to pay a €2.5m fee every year to GP2 series.

LMP1 & LMP2 and V6 Power units/trains

As to what id like to see in GP2, LMP1 and LMP2 shall be allowed to use the 2014 F1 power units for Le Mans, I wanted this to open up and it has, the likely return to the Circuit de la Sarthe of Renault is on the cards. However id like to see LMP1 with a 599hp limited V6 with a 85Kg fuel tank and LMP2 as a 499Hp limited 105Kg fuel tank. LMP1 would be allowed to have an extra 300Hp in ERS, LMP2 would be given a smaller 200Hp ERS unit.

The cost of this would be €4m for LMP2 for 3 engines and ERS support, and LMP1 would be €6.5m for 3 engines plus ERS support per car. The teams may also choose to couple the power unit to a F1 gearbox as well for a €1m supplement for LMP2 and €1.5m for LMP1, each team would get 2 gearboxes as well as support for that price. Engine manufacturers can have up to 6 cars in race with their engine in them. This can be 3 in each or 2 in LMP2 and 4 in LMP1. This could bring an extra €40m to gearbox suppliers and power unit suppliers to cover costs.

However id allow in a reciprocal agreement for F1 to have a diesel engine prevision in the rules somewhere, and sometime in the future.

This would also open up the engines in F1 and LMP lots more. An F1 team completes about 14,000Km in a average race season with 4 engines, LMP racing would have to do nearly 8,000Km with 3 engines, however one engine would be a reserve engine for Le Mans. So in effect the LMP1 & LMP2 teams would have a single engine for their Test Day two weekends before Le Mans, and FP1, FP2, FP3 and Qualifying and a single unit for the race as well. It would mean that Le Mans cars would have an average of 2,500Km on Engine 1 and 5,500Km on Engine 2. Engine 1 would be able to have the wick turned up for Quali, but the teams would have to manage the mileage on the Race engine.

As the engines would be less powerful, Ill allow the teams to go back around 6 to 8 years and have more aero on their cars.

OTHER FORMULA

Most other formula will be kept as is, GP3, WSR and DTM will remain spec, however with introduction or KERS and DRS when needed as well.

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One thought on “Some F1 and Motorsport suggestions.

  1. IanC

    While it’s always nice to see a new F1 blog, I think you’re dreaming that most of what you suggest could / would happen.

    Reply

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