Ok, haven't checked ACO's upcoming rules closely. What comes to the V6s, 90 degrees is not the optimal angle, but since these engines aren't stretched to the max, it'll do. Obviously it's reliable enough if it's the mandatory angle. Then again, on closer thought, I don't know if the 90 or 120 degree angle would be the best choice if it wasn't forced by the rules. 120 has a lower centre of gravity but I'm not sure which is best for packaging and aerodynamics. Then again, even the engine's centre of gravity is forced by the rules, pretty much like everything else...
Originally Posted by vikiradTG2007
I recall reading an article on F1 mechanics' salaries and the number was much lower than I expected. Can't remember what the average amount was, but they're not exactly showering in money.
Originally Posted by Ford Prefect
The gearboxes still need to be designed for various different ratios, even if you can leave Monaco-like ratios out. If I understand the rules right, you're not allowed to change the gears after every race in 2014 since they are considered a part of the gearbox. If anyone who's had a better look at the 2014 rules can confirm or un-confirm this, I'd appreciate it. If this is the case, the gears need to designed way more durable than now, so there goes the cost effectiveness. And if they can change them after every race, they still need to manufacture the replacement gears so no money saved there either.
Originally Posted by WillDAQ
You're an inspiration for birth-control.