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Whilst I understand his position, would he be making the same noise if his team had a Merc engine in the back? Why should Mercedes be restricted on development because they've built a power unit that is superior to the competition? Where does this 'freeze' end? If Red Bull produce a masterstroke on the chassis front should their development be frozen to allow the others to catch up? Development is key in Formula one. If you don't like it go and take part in GP2 or another spec. formula. 

The problem is over-regulation. The rules are so restrictive teams have to spend astronomically in order to find minimal gains. Free up the designers and watch teams like TR bring something game-changing, and not necessarily insanely expensive to the party. 

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Limit what engine-system (consisting of 5 sub-systems) can do will be correlated naturally by topology of tracks and new car characteristics. A team at some points will hit the line of diminishing returns and there is no point to spend more money on it. I think they are pretty close to it now already. Some re-development is however needed. You can put a jet engine on a car, but then one has to have brakes (heavier car arrives faster to the next braking zone), there are weight restrictions all over, etc. They can freeze ICE if they want to (limit was 15k RPM), but CE, MGU kinetic and heat, just as ES, and TC units will have to be all probably augmented in performance due to expected shorter intervals for energy recovery and storage. This is not a cost saving endeavor for engine suppliers.

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8 hours ago, Unknown? said:

The problem is over-regulation. The rules are so restrictive teams have to spend astronomically in order to find minimal gains. Free up the designers and watch teams like TR bring something game-changing, and not necessarily insanely expensive to the party. 

It's been said many times.

The goal of the rules is not engineering. It is management... but management of what? Well, it depends on the amount of cynicism running through your veins and how it affects the acuity of your mind.

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Brawn interjected some common sense into this seemingly never ending debate when he expressed his desire to have first objectives clearly defined, before anyone begins undertaking (in knee-jerk style reaction) remedial measures. It is an incremental process. Almost all chocking restrictions are primarily driven by Tier 2 teams, however that never-ending desire and rush to rip off Ferrari in Robin-Hood style and giving that money to "poor" of course with some suitable surcharge to new owners is grossly misguided, and other than in imperial manner pi***g Sergio, nothing much of else will be achieved. I think no one should move rashly at the moment, and let Brawn to do his job, Tost should be told. 

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