Yeah although someone should update Bernie that in the land of the V8, V6 turbos now rule. Even the Ford F150 is a V6 Turbo these days. Lincoln doesn't make V8 saloon cars any more, and Cadillac is also selling mostly V6 turbos and even some inline 4 turbos, with V8s only reserved for their top-end V (motorsport) models.Haven't we got a GP coming up in the land of the V8 that needs a little publicity?
Usual Bernie nonsense for the time of year...
I think Audi is not going to be doing anything new for a while. They have to find billions in cost savings to make up for the mess VW has created. This diesel emissions issue is going to cost about EUR 35 billion to VW. Thats more than double their annual profits - but reality is that it will take even longer than that to recoup losses because their sales are also falling which means they will take maybe 5 years to recover from this and be able to consider spend on things like F1.Though V8 engines may temp Audi into the sport as a manufacturer. Adapting their V8 tech to F1 could potentially produce a world beating engine in terms of both power and fuel economy. Anyone cynical enough to believe Bernie may be trying to tempt other brands into the sport just in case Red Bull do fall on their sword?
Yes - it's all the same company. Audi, VW, Skoda, Lamborghini, Seat, Bentley, Porsche, Ducati, and Bugatti. While the "mistakes" they made only affect cars with diesels (mostly 4 cylinder diesels from VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat as far as I can tell), the whole group will have to find the money to fix it.Aren't Skoda in the same mess as Audi and VW ?
That's not a bad idea. I that scenario we are fine with V8s being allowed as long as fuel levels and burn rates stay as is.I don't understand why we can't just have a limit on fuel used during a race and let the teams run whatever they want for an engine. Wouldn't it be interesting seeing what teams came up with?