Technical F1 Engines - Where to for the future?

Discussion in 'Formula One Discussion' started by FB, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. siffert_fan

    siffert_fan Too old to watch the Asian races live. Contributor

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    Brawn envisages all-electric F1 - Pitpass.com
     
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  4. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Contributor

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    Obvs.
     
  5. Izumi

    Izumi Test Driver

    The electrical engines Brawn is talking about will be without, or with noisemaker attached as a fake tail pipe?
     
  6. The Artist.....

    The Artist..... Champion Elect

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    It seems, frankly, bizarre that the FIA would grant a 25 year monopoly to electrical racing to one single series; i’m not at all convinced that that contract would stand scrutiny by the competition and monopoly authorities.

    The thing with formula E is it’s a bit shit. If formula 1 goes all electric, the following would need to be met:
    1. Cars should be capable of 200mph+
    2. Cars should be capable of covering 200 miles without switching cars
    3. Teams need to be developing technology that is road car applicable.
     
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  7. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives Happy to be me again Contributor

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    Well Formula E is doing the last two.
     
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  8. siffert_fan

    siffert_fan Too old to watch the Asian races live. Contributor

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    Since self-driving cars seem to be the way of the future, that would mean creating self-driving F1 cars. How many on here would watch such a series? I wouldn't.
     
  9. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives Happy to be me again Contributor

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    There is no way F1 will go all electric. The majority of it's audience are old farts and purests who throw a temper tantrum because the cars aren't 'loud' enough or that the speedometer on the graphic doesn't go up high enough (let's be honest that the only way you can actually tell how fast the cars are going on TV). There will come a point where F1 will shove the word Classic in front of its title and then carry on burning oil.
     
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  10. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Contributor

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    I'll be happy if they use '86 rules.
     
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  11. siffert_fan

    siffert_fan Too old to watch the Asian races live. Contributor

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    I would be happy if they all used Matra V12s! What a sound!!!!!!
     
  12. marksawatsky

    marksawatsky Points Scorer Contributor

    My wishes for Formula 1 engines are simple: I want a variety of configurations and I want them to sound good. I think the way to get this is put a limit on fuel and cost and put tighter restrictions on factory teams than satellite or independent teams.
     
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