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Thread: Breaking News: Per the FIA -> Engine equality for Works and Customer Teams for 2018

  1. #1
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    Oct 2016
    Corpus Christi Tx

    Breaking News: Per the FIA -> Engine equality for Works and Customer Teams for 2018

    Bout freakin time but it took 4 yrs to get here. I have known this was going on and it brings the PU and software on an even playing field.

    FIA in new push to prevent Formula 1 customer engine inequality

    The FIA has moved to remove doubts about Formula 1 customer teams having engine performance parity with their works counterparts.

    A new instruction has been issued insisting that all engines from a manufacturer are capable of being operated in the same way.

    The rules already ensure that all power units are physically identical by using a dossier system. under appendix 4 of the FIA sporting regulations.

    But the governing body has suspected that works teams may be able to use modes - in qualifying for example - that their customers might not have access to.

    In a technical directive sent to teams last month FIA noted that while the purpose of appendix 4 and the dossier system "is to ensure that all power units supplied by one manufacturer are identical in all respects, we have good reason to believe that this may not be the case.

    "Whilst the dossiers for each team may be identical it would appear that some are being operated in a different way to others being supplied by the same manufacturer.

    "It is therefore our view that all power units supplied by one manufacturer should be identical, not only in terms of the dossier for each team being the same, but we also feel they should be operated in an identical way.

    "With this in mind, we will expect all power units supplied by the same manufacturer to be:

    "i) Identical according to the dossier for each team.

    "and, unless a team informs us that they have declined any of the following, they should be:

    "ii) Run with identical software and must be capable of being operated in precisely the same way.

    "iii) Run with identical specifications of oil and fuel."

    The optional aspect regarding fuel reflects that the fact that some customer teams may not use the same suppliers as the works cars.

    For the past two years Ferrari has had permission from the FIA to field two completely different engines, with Toro Rosso using a year-old spec in 2016, and Sauber doing the same last season. But this year all customer teams are using current engines.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Skopje, Macedonia
    What if a team can't afford buying an equal engine to that of the manufacturer?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    So we will be struggling against all the Merc teams then not just the factory team.....yeah great
    Forza Ferrari

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    FerrariSteve Guest
    oh dear. Merc won't like that.. they've been used to locking customers out of the best engine mapping modes to kill the competition.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Good news no more Q3 boost for them .
    Hero's come and go, but legends never die!

  6. #6
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    Apr 2008
    Stowmarket. U.K
    Quote Originally Posted by SilverSpeed View Post
    Good news no more Q3 boost for them .
    yeah, just means all Merc customer teams will have the same engine modes now aswell.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Just think Ham may not reign supreme as he will be busy defending against Ocon & Perez.
    The boys in pink know how to hustle
    I foresee a few clashes between them with Ham in the centre of it.
    As long as the nimble little red cars can squeeze through the foray why worry?
    I'm trying to be positive here the more the Merc works team has to compete against the better.

    Forza Jules


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