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Old 20 Aug 2018, 12:00 (Ref:3844955)   #16
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yeah they said the hybrid unit will be a standardised part
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Old 20 Aug 2018, 12:05 (Ref:3844957)   #17
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I can see any largish regulation change being coupled with a format tweak of some sort. Not support races as they organisers of those pay handsomely to TOCA to be on the bill. Maybe a return to two races instead of three, and a qualifying revamp.
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Old 20 Aug 2018, 12:39 (Ref:3844962)   #18
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I wouldn’t be surprised if a longer race like at Snetterton appears more often
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Old 20 Aug 2018, 13:17 (Ref:3844969)   #19
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Personally I would prefer more weekends of less races, and potentially 1 off endurance events returning.

Support series could do with a shakeup, Porsche and Formula 4 especially dont seem relevant, would rather they got something like Mini challenge or VW cup but I appreciate they would take up more paddock space
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Old 20 Aug 2018, 13:54 (Ref:3844977)   #20
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this thread is about the future technical regulations.
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Old 20 Aug 2018, 16:36 (Ref:3845026)   #21
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Personally I would prefer more weekends of less races, and potentially 1 off endurance events returning.
And are you going to pay for all the extra personnel costs, travel and hotel rooms to achieve that?


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Support series could do with a shakeup, Porsche and Formula 4 especially dont seem relevant, would rather they got something like Mini challenge or VW cup but I appreciate they would take up more paddock space
Support series don't have to be relevant (assuming your definition of relevant is "being a feeder series"). The Porsche Supercup is not relevant to Formula 1. Mazda MX5s aren't relevant to Indycar.

The BTCC is the biggest championship in the UK, and it should have the most prestigious series supporting it: Porsche and F4 are without question the most prestigious.
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Old 21 Aug 2018, 13:53 (Ref:3845211)   #22
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The BTCC is the biggest championship in the UK, and it should have the most prestigious series supporting it: Porsche and F4 are without question the most prestigious.
Couldn't it be argued that F3 is more prestigous that F4 given that it is the next step up the ladder?
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Old 21 Aug 2018, 19:13 (Ref:3845260)   #23
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No need for major changes.

Hybrid systems to keep it relevant for manufacturers.
Have a good look on changes that improve safety.
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Old 22 Aug 2018, 09:06 (Ref:3845341)   #24
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FWD with a spec EV rear 'axle' would make for an interesting formula. Say 350hp petrol with another 100hp though the back wheels.
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Old 22 Aug 2018, 13:49 (Ref:3845383)   #25
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And are you going to pay for all the extra personnel costs, travel and hotel rooms to achieve that?
I'll pay the same towards that as others will pay towards their ideas mentioned on here as opposed to those given to Alan Gow as a serious proposition which demand a commercial assesment
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Old 22 Aug 2018, 18:51 (Ref:3845439)   #26
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Couldn't it be argued that F3 is more prestigous that F4 given that it is the next step up the ladder?
If it were real F3, yes.
But BRDC F3 isn't really F3. It's just FPA rebranded.
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I can't say I've ever linked the word 'prestigious' to F4. Maybe, kinda, ish to Porsches, but even that's a stretch.

Anyway, I don't think it should be the most prestigious series to support BTCC. It should be the most entertaining - that's what BTCC has marketed itself as, and it's done very well with that. Porsches, I assume, pay for their spot on the weekend. Otherwise, they're pretty boring as a support race and probably the least popular to watch. I actually think they'd suit British GT as a support event better, given the GT base, but that's now how the commercial side works.
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Old 22 Aug 2018, 21:22 (Ref:3845461)   #28
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I've always viewed the Porsche races as a perfect opportunity to do something less boring instead: go walkies, feed my face, answer the call of nature, paint a watercolour...
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Anyway, I don't think it should be the most prestigious series to support BTCC. It should be the most entertaining - that's what BTCC has marketed itself as, and it's done very well with that.
Agree totally with that. BTCC is all about entertainment not pure motorsport so, to me, the Porsches and F4 have never sat well on the support package.
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F4 has had it’s place on the support bill, as it has helped bring to notice stars of tomorrow. Porsches is a bit more exciting than it used to be, but not great
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