Originally Posted by PeterM
I'm with Andy ..F1 is supposed to be about excitment & yes while safety is key F1 has always looked to push the limit. It was explained to me once and F1 car should be designed to fail as it crossed the finish line - otherwise its over engineered and therefore carrying excess weight etc .
I think that you are paraphrasing one Colin Chapman there
Having owned an original Elan in my very much younger days I am of the opinion that he took that philosphy rather too far
It coudl well have been him originally .. I recall it in a bar...very late one night
but is also the reason why I wont buy an Elise fro fear of the same thing ....