Discussion in 'Formula One Discussion' started by Greenlantern101, Apr 6, 2018.
They should also increase the points for fastest lap to 3.
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Is Formula E the future of motorsport?
It appears Formula E™ has big plan regarding growth, attractiveness for automakers as "laboratory," and possibly calming effect for various environmental groups. Conclusion whether F1™️ is finish could be premature, however question how many more years have to live is probably legitimate. Dusting off my crystal ball, my number is 5 to 10 max. Electric cars will replace it as mainstream open seater road racing series. Writing is on the wall.
5 years - if governance contains too many errors + technology hop as better racing alternative which will be probably quite sophisticated by then.
10 years - simple technology hop.
Well, I think the crisis point is further out (maybe 20 years) but they will have to address the issue at some point. I assume at some point that F1 will pre-empt more of Formula E's technology and maintain their eminence.
From a practical point of view, just looking at F1, we are looking at new engines regulations for 2021 that look a whole lot like what we have now and I gather will be in force for at least 5 years. So clearly nothing is going to happen in the next 5 years.
So now we are up to 2027. For the next round of engine changes are they then going to go full electric? I doubt it.
We are in technology hop already, however not everyone is paying attention.
It would not surprise me if green movement will be able to write laws quite soon which will restrict smoke generating devices with increasing urgency. At some point polluters (smoke, noise, night lavishly lit streets) will be ostracized, and F1 will be in cross-hairs with their image. I am guessing we will not have to wait for it 20 years. I've read somewhere we have about 12 - 15 years before we reach a point of no return on our way of destruction of our habitat (should we continue as we are today).
<<India will sell only electric cars in 11 years. >>
That won't be the case in the U.S.
<<It would not surprise me if green movement will be able to write laws quite soon which will restrict smoke generating devices with increasing urgency.>>
Well, in the United States, we are going back to using "beautiful clean coal".
Or maybe a Stanley Steamer race series.
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I have deleted the off topic posts in this thread.
For those that wish to discuss political attitudes to the environment there are several threads where this conversation can continue which would be more appropriate.
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Most car makers and parliaments have declared that they will convert to non fossil fuelled engines totally by around 2040. Whether individual countries like it or not its the way things are going. Once more towns and cities adopt Ultra Low Emission Zones as London has today, then there will be a greater demand from the public for more, cheaper and greener vehicles and that's what will ultimately drive the market for them.
My best guess is that F1 and FE will be a single series no later than 2031. Also, junior formula could go all electric sooner. In particular there could be strong demand for national formula E series to replace formula 3 for example. That could bring racing into City centres and generate a lot of publicity.
Can you imagine F1 cars running around with a tank of liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen? That would certainly be interesting in terms of safety.
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