Originally Posted by A. T. T-W
I also question whether more manufacturers are needed. The grids are more full than they've ever been, there doesn't seem to be any rumblings from teams about to withdraw and from an infra-structure point of view, many circuits couldn't accommodate more teams in the pit-lane anyway.
I wouldn't suggest more teams are needed... but perhaps more stronger teams. The money and resources that mainstream manufacturers bring to the table can often bring that.
Last year you could pick the qualifying order of the teams prior to the race, this year its more of a curve-ball, but you know that you won't be seeing a Caterham, HRT or Marussia on the front row. What happens after 2 years if one of those teams had Honda behind them?