Change often benefits all, but it can sometimes be costly. That being said, the changes to Formula 1 cars that are anticipated by 2017 are expected to hit teams where it hurts most — their wallets.
That’s why Williams has vowed to put up a fight should the 2017 revamp cause an increase in costs.
As mentioned, some of these changes include:
- Wider Rear Tyres
- Longer Nose
- Lower Rear Wing
- Longer Diffuser
Specific technical details have yet to be released, but the aim is for cars to be 5-6 seconds faster per lap.
Deputy team principal Claire Williams said this, “We’ve been one of the biggest contributors to the cost-control conversation, but nothing is ever agreed upon in the meetings on costs because the group around the table doesn’t necessarily need to worry as much as the teams we’re trying to benefit.” Williams is worried that the costs of competing in Formula 1 are increasingly unsustainable for the “little guy” or independent teams who don’t have the financial security of larger teams like McLaren, Ferrari, or Lamborghini.
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