Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali has shared his thoughts on the the 2009 technical regulations via a video sponsored by Shell.
No secret that Ferrari have struggled this year and it comes as little surprise that domenicali would not be too keen for the regulation changes that have relegated Ferrari toward the back of the grid. So for all the anti-Ferrari folks, this serves as the “sour grapes” portion of the story.
On the other hand, I appreciate the fact that Domenicali has told the plain truth. The fact is, the 2009 regulations haven’t worked and the only achievement was to upset the grid and render McLaren, Ferrari, Toyota, BMW, Renault and STR chasing their tails over a dual-diffuser issue exploited by Williams and Brawn GP. Fair enough if that’s the accepted application of the regulations but what of the passing, moving wings, narrow track and KERS? Has it worked? What do you think? Leave your comments below and leet us know if you feel the regulations have worked.
“I think the 2009 regulations were changed in order to have better overtaking, that was the main principle,”.
“I have to say that if you look at the races, that objective was not really achieved so far. So that means that when there is a change of regulation, before doing something it’s very important we really need to make sure that what we want to achieve in terms of objectives is really achieved.
“The objective that was achieved was the fact that we had a different grid, different cars were more competitive and this is for sure the only thing I can say on the new regulation.”