It seems likely the days of freakish high spending in F1 are done. I don't think with the oncoming economic fallout of the pandemic and changing market will allow F1 to be what it once was if we get through. Maybe I am wrong, in some ways I hope I am, but I thought it'd be interesting to run an idea anyway.
Would it be possible to run two car F1 team on a super low budget (relatively speaking) and what form would the technical regulations have to take to allow such an undertaking. Once upon a time F1 teams could literally be started in someone's garage, so it's not really out-of-the-question.
Now I'd like to lay down a few rules:
1. It must encompass the spirit of multi-make racing. Spec component musts be kept to an absolute minimum and justified adequately.
2. Safety cells must remain at current standard. Maybe this could be the sole 'spec component' due to it being a safety components unless it can be made cheaply. Thoughts would be appreciated.
3. Funding wise would need to be sub £10m a year. Bought in components are fine.
There are a number of other issues but I thought it might be best to talk about something different than our impending doom.
The big issue would be aero costs. Engine wise it seems pretty obvious to me. Any regs that allows a Cossy v8 to be anywhere near competitive would be fine.