F1 could debate one or three car teams


Cape Town – Formula 1 “should” look into some teams running either one or three cars to bolster the grid; that’s according to the sport’s technical director Pat Symonds.

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  • Date: 2018/07/13 7:48:55 PM
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F1 could debate one or three car teams

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There is, however, a provision for single-car teams but only in the event of one of the team’s two drivers being injured.

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RaceFans.net quoted Symonds as having said during last week’s Motorsport Industry Association conference: “It hasn’t been on the agenda, [but] it’s a good point and probably at our next meeting it’s something we will debate.

“What has been considered is what is the ideal number of cars. More in the context of ‘should we introduce more teams to Formula One?’”

But while Symonds is in favour of the idea, he acknowledges that some teams won’t support it and big like this need consensus amongst all the parties.

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Three car teams up for discussions: F1

Formula 1 is contemplating single and three-car team entry to F1 as a part of the 2021 rule changes in order’to improve the racing grid’s competitiveness.

Per the present rules, each team has to have two cars and one car entries are allowed only under special, unforeseen circumstances like lack of driver, car damaged beyond repair, etc.

Symonds is a part of F1 sporting director Ross Brawn’s 2021 rules group since last year. He said the subject may come up for discussion soon.

Any move to change the status quo will meet with stiff resistance from the current F1 teams, he predicted.

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  • Date: 2018-07-13T09:51:11+01:00
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F1 ready for a debate on single and three-car teams

Pat Symonds says Formula 1 could soon put the subject of single and three-car teams on its agenda as a means of boosting Grand Prix racing’s grid.

Currently, teams entered in the F1 world championship must field two cars, with one-car entries only accepted in the case of special circumstances, like in the case of an equipment or drover deficiency on race day.

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The former Williams technical director warned however that tweaking the numbers would likely prove very unpopular with the sport’s current teams, as they would fear a loss of their power.

“I think at the moment one of the problems that F1 has suffered from is that the teams have probably held too much power.

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  • Date: 2018-07-11T17:39:02+01:00
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F1 to discuss allowing single and three

Formula 1 “should really think about” allowing teams to run more or less than the current limit of two cars, according to the sport’s technical director Pat Symonds.

Teams are limited to entering a maximum of two cars per race and are only allowed to run single-car entries in exceptional circumstances, such as in the event of driver injury.

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Symonds, who joined Formula One Management after Liberty Media became the sport’s commercial rights holder, said they are looking at how to increase the number of competitors beyond the current 20.

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  • Date: 2018-07-11T08:29:36+01:00
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