Mosley dismisses Newey rule fears

Motorsport boss Max Mosley has dismissed the views of Adrian Newey on Formula 1's new rules as "nonsense" after the McLaren technical director raised fears of costs spiralling out of control

Mosley dismisses Newey rule fears

Newey believes that the new one-shot qualifying format could lead teams to build special cars for Saturday afternoons that will be significantly different from those used for racing.

But FIA president Mosley told Reuters: "The claim that teams will build special qualifying cars which will drive up costs by millions is nonsense.

"In any event, teams have to race the car that was scrutineered. If there were substantial differences between the car used for qualifying and the car used for the race, the team would have problems with the scrutineers."

Newey suggested that special qualifying cars could be built without major components like radiators, as overheating would not be an issue over the short distance of completing one flying lap.

But Mosley believes any changes made to cars for qualifying would not be so drastic.

"Teams already change a number of elements on the car for qualifying, hence the difference in lap times between qualifying and the race.

"The best advice is that anything that could be done for a single lap during the course of one hour could be done for two, three or even four single laps - ie, for the previous system."

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