2018-06-04 17:44:34 UTC
Now it's 18-inch wheels. Why?
It baffles me that a highly-competitive sport pursued by brilliant drivers and engineers is continually being 'tinkered with' by its organizing body.
I must assume, in this instance, that there is now "something wrong" with 13-inch wheels. Now, after sixty years of Formula One, why did we not know that 13-inch wheels are "wrong"? Who discovered that 13-inch wheels are "not right" for F1? Hello?
I adore engineering (naturally, being no engineer myself), and I am offended by the culture that will not permit competition to continue in one given set of criteria. Does the FIA think the drivers and engineers are morons incapable of dealing with the design they have?
Someone will say "It's to jazz up the audiences", or, worse, "It's because ABC is winning too much." That to me is the kiss of death for a sport that's supposed to be the pinnacle of pure engineering and driving competition.
I would hate to be an engineer who is told several times a year every year to alter the car's parameters. When for god's sake will engineers be permitted to simply continue developing their design? So frustrating.