NSXTech said:What I question, is why a fuel tank would *have to* hold a 6ltr minimum. By its very nature, it is there to be consumed. Does this secondary tank cool or otherwise condition the fuel? I don't believe it could be a pickup or slosh issue as fuel cells don't normally sufer these problems. If FIA knew it was there, did they know it would always have at least 6ltrs in it? I would think these questions would be part of the legal opinion, but WDIK.
Ponyboy said:... Add another nail in the FIA's coffin. Hello GPWC!
fannsx said:But I still done understand the mechanism of the secondary fuel tank. Does it allow the car to use more of the fuel in the regular tank or as close to empty as possible??
fannsx said:If all teams have the collectors, then were the other tanks drained when measuring the weight of the car,or was BAR's tank bigger than the others?
Hrant said:Frankly, I have never been impressed with F1 "racing" in recent years where those who have the money tend to dominate. That is not racing in my book. And to believe that racers will not "stretch" the envelope - or not cheat, is hilariously dumb wishful thinking.
If FIA truly wants competitive racing, the first rule ought to be limiting all teams to equal budgets that they can spend per year - how and on which races they spend more that would be each team's discertion. Then the drivers as well as the technicians can shine. JMO-YMMV.
Ponyboy said:Good interview from Atlas:
Q. With most of the sport seemingly against the governing body, how do you see this situation?
Fry: The teams supported by motor manufacturers have been talking to each other for some time and what we want is the best thing for the future of F1. We want a sport that is open, transparent, fair, and an independent Court of Appeal. Honda will continue to work with the other motor manufacturers to try to make sure that happens. It's as simple as that. I think we need to divide the two issues. This is about the regulations of fuel systems. There is clearly a bigger picture but I don't think that's for discussion today.
Q. What are you going to be discussing with the other teams?
Fry: In the first instance we want the teams to be supportive of our situation. We know we never ran under 600kgs and the other teams are fully familiar with that as well. I don't think any of our competitors think that we have cheated or done anything wrong.
Q. Do you really think the others are going to support you?
Fry: The other teams, especially the motor manufacturer teams, are completely glued together, so we will decide collectively what to do as the result of this.
Osiris_x11 said:hmmm... Mr Fry has the right attitude: there are 19 races in all, BAR Honda is getting faster & better, and let's move on. . . !
I am now curious of what the decision will be on whether BAR Honda can replace the one-race engine, again as per FIA rules/guidelines stipulating that an engine must last two races unless a car fails to finish the race.