September 21, 2009

The FIA mind at work...

Perhaps unnoticed because of the Piquet crash sentence, today saw this gem released by the FIA ...

Engine Performance

Following suggestions that there is a differential between the performance of engines used in Formula One, the World Motor Sport Council has decided that should this be the case, and should the teams wish to eliminate this performance differential, they may be allowed to do so by reducing the performance of the more powerful engines. However, no engine upgrades will be allowed.

It's related to the supposed power advantage in the Mercedes engines but this is precisely why people think the FIA is run by aliens.

And here is the rest of it.


  1. Huh? Dispite the engine freeze, I thought F1 was about progression not regression? The FIA's logic baffling at the best of times...

  2. If they want all the engines to be the same, just run the same engines then ..geeez... this whole engine development freeze and equalization thing makes zero sense...

  3. Why dont they limit the aerodynamics of the cars, if somebody can squeeze more power out of their engine within the rules then let them..isnt that what f1 is about

  4. Wasn't this why the Ford DFV was so successful in the late 1960's/early 1970's? As aerodynamics of the sport were beginning to unfold, engines like Ford Cosworth DFV V8 were used, at times, in the vast majority of the field due to reliability and out-right power of the engine. Can't the FIA just let it go and let the damn teams race.


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