Hey what happens if all the teams agree to change engines. That would be the biggest loop hole in the rules [/quote]
Ed,if you could pls explain.Just wondering this possibility,what if all the teams agree after every race to change their engines and take the penalty,can FIA do something about this or is this actually a loop hole ?(or not in the interest of sport ) _________________ An F1 Idiot!!!
As it stands there is nothing the FIA can do about it but to apply the penalty. I doubt that all the teams would agree but say the lowest 6 cars on the grid (15-20) all do it then their positions don't change, it makes sense for cars 13 and 14 to also change as they won't be penalised. It could have a domino effect but it is unlikely.
Even if not all the teams did it, having say 10 cars opt for an engine change is ridiculous and goes against what the rule was for.
What can the FIA do ? well nothing until something like the above scenario happens then they'll look at it and try to patch it. Same applies to teams opting to DNF on the final lap. BAR did it in Melbourne but expect more to do it unless the FIA does something about it.
This rule clearly sucks.This will give a clear advantage to driver who chose the DNF at the end of last lap when not in points.
I am not too sure how much of an advantage they'll get. Basically a driver/team that doesn't finish in the points can have fresh engines at every race (by pitting at the end of the race) but once they score then they can't change the engine for the following race without getting penalised 10 places on the grid
However, this rule is confusing and can be exploited easily and something needs to be done about it.
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