Newey: F1’s technical rules “stifle creativity”

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Adrian Newey, Red Bull, Montreal, 2012In the round-up: Adrian Newey says F1’s technical rules leaves designers with too little freedom.


Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:

Current regulations stifle creativity – Newey (ESPN)

“I think it is a shame that they are so tight in a way, there’s no doubt that it stifles some of the creativity. But that’s the world we live in. It would be fantastic to not have them, but with the size and resources of the teams an arms war would result which would means a tremendous leap in performance for the cars.”

F1 Owners Eye Huge Payout (Sky)

“The owners of Formula One (F1) motor racing are plotting to pay themselves a windfall worth hundreds of millions of pounds as part of a refinancing that would load the business with more debt.”

“First Alonso should win the title, then we won?t hire a team mate who bothers him” (James Allen on F1)

Luca di Montezemolo: “[Fernando Alonso is] right that there aren?t any ‘phenomenons’ in circulation. But first Fernando should win the world title and then we will certainly not put anyone alongside him who would bother him.”

Whitmarsh: Perez ??no apprentice? at McLaren (F1)

“I don?t see why – if we give him a good enough car – he can?t turn up at the first race in Australia vying for a win.”

Local firms to bid for Istanbul F1 track (Hurriyet Daily News)

“Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is also interested in the plot, sources said, adding that while he had not yet obtained the tender specifications, he was looking at doing so.”

Fifty years celebrated in a special way (Ferrari)

Ferrari chief mechanic Francesco Uguzzoni: “The worst was Singapore 2008, the race in which there were problems with the refuelling on Felipe?s car. It was a very difficult moment and I will never stop thanking Ferrari for having supported me and shown confidence in me: it?s not by chance that I still have the same role of supervising the pit stops: and in that respect one can see the difference with the other teams.”

Hamilton cuts his ties with the team that made him (Unibet)

My new article for Unibet.


Comment of the day

@Kingshark is worried about how the championship is going to be decided:

As a Ferrari fan I really hope Alonso can wrap up the championship in USA. I don?t think my heart can take another title-deciding season finale after what happened in Brazil 2008 and Abu Dhabi 2010.

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On this day in F1

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58 comments on Newey: F1’s technical rules “stifle creativity”

  1. KaIIe (@kaiie) said on 4th October 2012, 13:44

    It’s my birthday too, not sure why it’s not showing up, I’m pretty sure I mailed Keith right when I joined this site a few years ago.

    Istanbul news sounds promising, but I can’t see a place for it in the already too busy calendar.

    • AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 4th October 2012, 13:50

      @kaiiee When the next round of race contracts comes up and someone isn’t happy about their fees being increased substantially I’m sure Istanbul Park would be interested in being involved.

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