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Old 05-26-2012, 12:07 PM   #731
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Originally Posted by dlearl476 View Post
Hard to say. Besides the safety issues, I think one reason they went away from refueling is the huge cost of the rigs, which every team needed 2 of, plus a spare. IMO, anything more "brain-dead safe and easy" = more expensive.
I'm sure you're right about the cost of a rig. Still, every time F1 changes its regs, it costs the teams huge amounts of money. Renault this week complained that F1's dithering on the new engine has cost them 50 million (not sure what denomination), so far. I bet a rig costs less than that!

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