Technology developments being outlawed are nothing new in motorsport. In Formula 1 alone, the list of banned developments is extensive.
Ground effect, six-wheeled cars, flexible wings, traction control, active suspension, mass dampers, and x-wings are just some of the innovations no longer permitted in grand prix racing. The cars are not even allowed to be painted differently within a single two-car team.
But then F1 is well beyond its infancy. It's had a host of manufacturers, design gurus and engineering pioneers come and go.