Formula One Rule Makers Consider Return Of Active Suspension As Cost-Cutting Measure
Active suspension is "being considered" by F1's rule makers "in a bid to reduce spiralling costs," according to Daniel Johnson of the London TELEGRAPH. Active suspension "is one of a number of draft proposals that have been drawn up by the FIA" after it was "forced to abandon plans for a cost cap due to opposition from the top teams." A summit will be held among the sport’s biggest outfits in two weeks "to discuss the plans, with all hope of a cap on the amount a team can spend apparently dead." Active suspension "was outlawed after fears it was heavily distorting the competition," but it is thought any return to the technology -- which is being mooted for '17 -- "would help teams make changes to car set-up more quickly and cheaply" (TELEGRAPH, 4/16).