But it’s technically not legal at all
Prove it. Prove that your understanding of the intended spirit is the correct interpretation.
if a team uses parts that force the FIA to make too many changes to the rule book mid-season, then they can be punished for it.
Please define these parts, so everyone has the same understanding.
It’s obvious that they’re abusing the rules
From a personal standpoint, I personally agree. They are. Yes, in ‘spirit’ they’re cheating – but prove that they intended to cheat. Prove that it’s not something they genuinely thought was legal.
How would you feel?
I would feel that they’ve done a better job of interpreting the regulations, and that the other teams need to catch up. As I said to PM above, “but prove that they intended to cheat. Prove that it’s not something they genuinely thought was legal.”
Trust me, if I wrote what I really thought about Red Bull; it wouldn’t pass the moderator filter.
I’m sorry for saying this. I really am, but reality check – your opinion, mine, Keith’s or any of the users on this site – honestly does not matter in the context of this discussion. You can view them as saints, you can view them as demons – but that honestly doesn’t matter in this discussion.
My point – to both of you – is how do you communicate the spirit of the rules, without using words? Because you and I both know that people will end up conforming to the wording of the spirit, not the spirit – because otherwise, then the teams will all claim that the spirit of their design complies with the spirit of the regulations. What then?
I would like to say that there was no disrespect intended in any of this. The spirit of my comment was intended to debate, not to disrespect – if you feel aggrieved, no apologies, because it was never in the spirit of the comment.