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  1. ScuderiaRossa

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    There's more on F1-Live.com, but here's the crux:

    The following are the proposals announced by FOTA this morning in Geneva, broken down into Technical, Sporting, Commercial and the findings of the FOTA-backed global survey into the sport.

    Technical

    2009:
    More than 100% increase in mileage per engine (eight engines per driver per season)
    Reduction in wind tunnel and CFD (computational fluid dynamics) usage
    Engine available at €8 million per team per season

    2010:

    Engine available at €5 million per team per season
    Gearbox available at €1.

    5 million per team per season
    Standardised KERS (put out to tender, with a target price of €1-2 million per team per season)
    Target a further 50% reduction of the 2009 aerodynamic development spend
    Specified number of chassis, bodywork and aerodynamic development iterations (homologations) during the season
    Prohibition of a wide range of exotic, metallic and composite materials
    Standardised telemetry and radio systems

    Sporting

    2009:
    Testing reduction (50%)
    New points-scoring system (12-9-7-5-4-3-2-1), to give greater differentiation/reward to Grand Prix winners
    Race starting fuel loads, tyre specifications and refuelling data to be made public

    2010:
    Commitment to recommend new qualifying format
    Radical new points-scoring opportunities (eg, one constructors’ championship point to be awarded for the fastest race pit stop)
    Further testing reductions (four four-day single-car pre-season tests plus one single-car pre-season shakedown)
    Reduction of Grand Prix duration (250km or a maximum of one hour 40 minutes) pending the approval of the commercial rights holder

    Commercial

    2009:
    Increased data provision for media
    Explore means by which the presentation of Formula One action can be more informatively and dynamically presented, common to other sports such as tennis and cricket, to dramatically improve engagement with the public
    Nominated senior team spokesman available for TV during Grand Prix
    Commitment to enhance consumer experience via team and FOTA websites
    Mandatory driver autograph sessions during Grand Prix weekends

    2010:
    Commitment to enhance consumer experience via TV coverage
     
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  3. Senna1994

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    I just read it, it sounds pretty good. I just wish they would get rid of the stupid KERS.
     
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  5. Drive550PFB

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    Don't like the disclosure of tires and fuel loads. I like to see the strategy unfold.
     
  6. ScuderiaRossa

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    Aren't "a wide range of exotic, metallic, and composite materials" what differentiate an F1 car from all others?
     
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  8. Bas

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    So do I, stops me from shouting at the TV like an idiot until after the last round of pitstops instead of the whole race...
     
  9. Far Out

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    I think they're talking about materials like beryllium which are incredibly expensive, and some of them highly toxic.
     
  10. Senna1994

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    I think the system they are proposing is completely fair, I even like the Manufacturers getting a point for the quickest Pit Stop. Although on a historic level the points will skew the record books in the favor of the current generation of Drivers.
     
  11. Far Out

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    Anyone who gets into a debate over drivers seperated by more than a few years is insane anyway... wait... never mind.
     
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  13. Senna1994

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    Your right about that Florian!
     
  14. GrigioGuy

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    That point system would have given Massa the championship by my numbers
     
  15. James_Woods

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    Probably we should remember that this is really only FOTA blowing in the wind...

    The powers that be will be the final arbiter.
     

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