The Formula 1 paddock at the Mexican Grand Prix agrees that more cars should have been checked after a 50% failure rate for excessive plank wear, leading to calls for the FIA to change their process of randomly selecting cars for post-race scrutineering.
‣ There is a 50% failure rate for excessive plank wear in Formula 1 cars.
‣ The FIA currently checks a random selection of cars after races, but this may not be sufficient.
‣ One car each race undergoes a more detailed analysis of internal components.
‣ There is pressure to change the process to ensure all cars are thoroughly checked for legality.
Formula 1 fans and drivers are calling for a change in the post-race scrutineering process after a staggering 50% failure rate for excessive plank wear at the Mexican Grand Prix. The current system, which involves random spot checks on a select number of cars, is deemed impractical by the FIA due to time constraints. However, critics argue that if one car is found to be illegal, there is a high possibility that other cars are as well.
According to the FIA, the current process of randomly selecting cars for post-race scrutineering is valuable as it acts as a deterrent and increases the chances of uncovering any non-compliance. Additionally, each race sees one car chosen for a more detailed analysis of internal components, involving dismantling parts completely. The FIA claims that this process has evolved over the years to become the most stringent and practical method within the logistical framework of a Grand Prix weekend.
However, the failure rate for excessive plank wear has sparked a debate on whether the current system needs to be changed. Drivers, including Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz, have pointed out that if one car is found to have excessive wear, it is likely that others are in the same situation. This raises concerns about the fairness and legality of the cars participating in the race.
With pressure mounting from fans and drivers, there is now a call for the FIA to reconsider the procedure. The issue has sparked discussion among Formula 1 enthusiasts, who are sharing their thoughts in the comments section and through voting in the poll. It remains to be seen whether the FIA will take these concerns into account and implement changes to ensure a fair and legal competition.