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2017 set to be more expensive

  • Published on 13 Sep 2015 18:30
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  • By: Harry Shovelar

There is a good chance that the 2017 Rule Change which is designed to make the cars 6 seconds a lap faster, will therefore mean a significant rise in costs.

Tomorrow (Monday) there is a strategy group meeting, detailing exactly what will change and most importantly how much will it cost. If there were to be a large increase, then this is something which Williams Deputy Team Principle Claire Williams would protest against. Suggesting that, even though everyone has their own agendas, it's something which she would not rest on too easily.

"One of the changes around the regs is that it doesn't incur a significant cost increase. That was one of the objectives.

"I don't anticipate - and I hope - there isn't a huge increase, and if there is then we would have to fight against it."

 

 

 

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  • As long as the cost increase is reasonable I dont see why they should not implement them, but the problem is what "reasonable" is defined as, because FIA's, Mercedes',Red Bull's, Ferrari's and McLaren's reasonable could very well lead to at least two teams succumbing, if Sauber or Force India even survive to reach 2017, which I sincerely hope.

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    • Sep 13 2015 - 20:20
  • khasmir

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    The cars will be wider and probably also the tyres but I don't see how that will have a huge affect on costs in the PU (cost) stays pretty much the same.

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    • Sep 15 2015 - 23:32

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