@JamieFranklinF1 You’re completely ignoring everything I said, when the rules changed in 2009 the teams were gives a much more complicated and much wider front wing to compensate for the loss of downforce from bodywork and rear wing. On top of that, slicks were reintroduced. This time around, there’s no compensation, just a whole lot less bodywork that produces downforce. Don’t underestimate the disappearance of the beamwing either, it’ll be costly. Regarding China, sorry, but that’s a terrible example if your point is that FIA didn’t succeed in slowing down the cars 5 seconds a lap. No, they’re 4 seconds and 6 tenths slower, that’s exactly what I said. They’ll find tenths, not seconds. Besides, I don’t think it’s FIA’s intention to make the cars as slow as they’ll probably be next year, I think they’ve made a mistake when the initial plans for the return of ground-effect cars were dismissed by the teams. Of course the best engineers in the world are in Formula 1, and of course they’ll do everything they can “to make the cars as fast as possible”. But “as fast as possible” will still be several seconds slower than the current generation is if I´m right.
@kcampos12 Wholeheartedly agree. Another mistake in my opinion. Seriously, there’s no need for a Formula 1 car to weigh THAT much. As of 2013 cars may weigh no less than 642 kilo including the driver, excluding the fuel. I think it was Lotus that stated a Formula 1 car without ballast weighs no more than 440 kilo. So we´ll see an increase to 660 kilo next year, considering Indycars weigh 710 that´s waaaaay too much in my opinion. To think the minimum weight was 605 kilo as recently as 2009!