@Canuck: So that would be a vote for "leave it as it is"?
@Hal: I'm not sure how a driver is expected to "protect his head" in a heavy crash - that is what the helmet is for. But you have to accept that even if he was going relatively slow for a crash in F1, we are still talking about severe forces on the head. I see nothing that suggests he was unconscious before the first impact - not least he was braking and downshifting.
@wilsaaaaaaaaarn: A very good point. I watched a replay of the 1995 Canadian GP the other day and even on TV the sound was so much better. There is nothing like the sound of the Ferrari V12, which won that race with Jean Alesi at the wheel. But for many reasons, cost largest among them, we can't go back to those days and should really stick with what we've got.
@Bevlad: But there was a boost restriction in the 1980s and there is not a boost restriction now. Both types of engine are limited, just in different ways.
@Prost8: There is an option to leave it as it is...
@Canuck: Just Ericsson in the Sauber at the moment.
More problems for McLaren as another test day comes to an early end.
@RenoRichter: So that would be 1000bhp engines?
@Bevlad: Boost was unrestricted in the mid 1980s but by 1987 it was restricted to 4 bar after the development of "grenade" engines for qualifying.
@GoldenOldie: Which car? I'll try to find a picture.
@mike: VSC will be used this year. The teams and drivers were happy with it at the end of last year after testing the idea in practice sessions.
@Rob: The engines used in tests are separate from those used in races.
@CrM: It's a fair question, but it was basically a practicality to help keep costs down. Without a fuel flow rate teams could burn as much fuel as they wanted in qualifying, which would require a completely different engine map to the race when they would have to stick to 100kg for the race and run at much lower settings. As we discovered with the blown exhausts, the development of engine maps can be very expensive, but this way the range in which the engines work between qualifying and the race is smaller.
We have a red flag - Carlos Sainz has stopped at Turn 10.