cider_and_toast - agreed - the one place where you can imagine internal combustion continuing is in pure biofuels - as then at least, net production of CO2 is much lower. (I don't know if you've noticed, but petrol pumps have rapidly been converted to 10% Ethanol in the UK, from the standard 5%)
The future is either electric, or energy directly obtained from chemical reactions - but you'd think that big manufacturers would want to shape the premiere motor racing series (unless they see that now as Formula E - which has a much larger manufacturer presence!)
Dartman - strangely enough, that’s precisely what is done to provide meat for consumption... huge fields are devoted to producing feed to provide to cows, chickens, sheep, pigs, etc. Without the global demand for meat, less land would need to be used to produce the equivalent amount of plant-based food…
However, going back to biofuels, one of the advantage is that the net CO2 from biofuels is much much lower than other fuel sources. Whilst we continue to burn things to produce energy, it’s better that it’s biofuels rather than fossil fuels. That being said, if we moved towards a more plant-based world, we could use some of the land currently used to grow animal feed to produce ethanol!
The Artist..... , sounds good but much of the land producing meat is not suitable for farming crops, pigs and chickens quite happily grub about in woods, sheep on hills, cattle except for the UK tend to graze on natural plains, grain is produced on fairly low level easily drained land or in dry areas irrigated.
Ihave yet to see a statement that states bio fuel has a total less CO2 output taking into account the loss of oxygen and collection of CO2 from forests.
The human body has still not yet evolved full to take a total vegetarian diet without supplements, we just ain't designed that way and modifications will take generations, I'll have a steak thanks
Larger capacity electric storage, perhaps less fuel, ditch DRS with new rules allowing extra electrical power in the old DRS zones and perhaps more areas, bit similar to E Formula series but a within a time to leading car.
That should mix it up as with limited fuel and more electrical power there is a trade off to finish