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RE: Wind Tunnel Penalties Are Already Happening

in Sports Talk Social2 months ago

I'm a little confused here. Does this mean that teams that "overuse" wind-tunnels are penalized financially if they win?

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Not financially but are restricted by the number of uses per week. They have reduced the amount to 40 as the 100 percent weekly mark which was normally 65-70 per week and then in Mercedes case this season 90 percent of 40 so only 36 times per week. If they win again this season which is likely that figure drops to 28 for next season. The bottom team will be allowed 45 uses per week which is quite a big difference. This all depends on how you use the time though so I expect Mercedes to still develop more even though they are allowed less time.