DECEMBER 14, 2006
How to control aerodynamic development?
BMW Sauber boss Dr Mario Theissen says it is going to be hard for the FIA to control aerodynamic development in Formula 1. The governing body can rule that the body shape must remain unchanged for a certain period but that will not stop the development work and will lead to teams moving forward and building two or three new cars a year - which would not help on cost saving. There has been talk of trying to limit windtunnels but that would be virtually impossible to police and controlling computational fluid dynamics would be utterly impossible.
"It is hard to understand how that can happen," Theissen said. "In my view there is not a real situation. I don't think it would be right to limit innovation that way."
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