Ban all aero. You get a straight front wing and a straight back wing and you can adjust the pitch of each one. That's it.
Ban all telemetry except for safety-related functions. The only source of info about the car for the engineers should be the driver and what they can measure in the pits. I would expand pre-season testing to help make up for this.
Cap team personnel to a limited number. No more rooms of engineers sitting in a mission control during the race.
Ban tire warmers. The driver should have enough skill to manage the car until the tires get up to temp.
Ban brake cooling with those leaf blowers.
Return refueling. Drivers should not have to spend most of the race conserving fuel.
Return engine choice. Either 1.0L for turbo or 3.5L for NA. However many cylinders you want. Cap horsepower at 1,000 as measured on a FIA engine dyno.
Run cars on E85 for the "environmental" factor.
Ditch the electric motors- it adds enormous cost and makes the cars sound like hot garbage.
Interesting items for the FIA to consider. These would be on my list of things to band or add
- Added more testing days
- Introduce multiple tire suppliers
- Ditch the Hybrid set-up too expensive
- Add points for Qualification
- Budget cap for all teams
- Reduce or cap the number of Personnel a team is allowed to employ both on and off the track
- No restriction on number of gears
- No restriction on HP, however engines must be able to run for 3000 KM Min
- Bring back refueling, however each car is only allowed 80L of fuel per race
- Fridays should be set-up as a testing sessions, no restrictions
- Both front and rear wing needs to be reduced in size...more like the later 80's cars (mp4/4)
- No help for the Drivers from the pit wall or Engineer
I like the idea of allowing the drivers more decision making in real time. I also think that if F1 goes down the Electrification road trying to be ahead of the "inevitable" then they will just be above the already unwatched Formula E...
Hamiltons contract negitiations do not seem to be going too well at the moment. I think I'd be quite happy if his place was given to someone else. One of the best races of 2020 was when he wasn't racing!
MB new investment company may pick up the cost of his demands. I'd like to see Russell get his seat, but probably a pipe dream. Lewis is very good for sure and like so many great ones father time will have its own way.
Sounds like Hamilton and Merc are still a bit apart on the contract, will be interesting if they can’t get it done before the season starts. I saw him on David Letterman’s netflix show. Was a very interesting interview. He was very much different in a calmer setting than a race car.
And sounds like Red Bull will use the Honda engine next year, as their own engine.