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Haas F1 team for 2016 - a Ferrari in Disguise?

http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/f1/ferrari-and-haas-find-a-loophole/
simonp

Ferrari cheating? Never!
Big Blue

It clearly says in the article that it's not cheating, merely exploiting a loophole.
Giant

Why are F1 rule makers so shit at writing rules without loopholes?
Martin

Giant wrote:
Why are F1 rule makers so shit at writing rules without loopholes?


Because it suits them to have rules that allow a teams advantage to be reduced through the season.   If the loophole works the other ways and gives one team a winning advantage, then they can quickly close it.
Big Blue

Giant wrote:
Why are F1 rule makers so shit at writing rules without loopholes?


Because they make them overly complicated. It's a bit if a game of lawyers: the FiA lawyers think they're the smartest by coming up with hugely complex rules over several volumes; the teams then challenge THEIR lawyers to prove they're cleverer by looking for the discrepancies or a valid interpretation that may not have been the intention of the FiA lawyers.

If the rules were simpler and laid out the weight, the width, the height, the engine size, the testing of the impact absorption, all safety requirements (this section in most detail) and none of the "can test, can't test", fuel flow, minutiae of dimensions of individual parts we'd have cars that were insane in terms of performance and a lot less people hanging about on race weekend. I was speaking to a WEC steward recently and he lamented the days of telling a driver he had an abnormal part in the car which was changed there and then being replaced by the team arriving at scrutineering with a lawyer, the rule book and a smug expression.
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

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The regulations, which restrict wind tunnel time to a maximum of 60 tunnel hours and 65 runs per week and an inverse CFD teraflop restriction


Stupid rule anyway - deserves to be bent/broken

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