1994-12-01

The Future of Motorsports Engineering - Versus Politics, Budgets, and Showbusiness 942494

“Formula NONE” is proposed as a solution to the problem of sanctioning bodies increasingly restricting the practice of motorsports engineering, supposedly to reduce costs, increase safety, and equalize competition -- but which reduces the value of engineers. Even in Formula One there are dozens of technologies banned outright, not to mention all the dimensional limits. A few “megabuck” sponsors allow some teams to attain an unfair technological advantage. However, a series with NO technical rules except for impact safety (speeds limited by track changes), might be feasible if all team advertising were banned, letting innovation flourish in a real Constructors Championship.

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