V12-POWER wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:10 am
Jolle wrote: ↑
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:56 pm
V12-POWER wrote: ↑
Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:47 pm
When did the “road relevancy” crap appeared for the first time?
I see this being brought up everywhere, this started to happen recently
Also why road relevant? why can’t we race closed cockpit cars F1 with headlights and blinkers then?
F1 has never been road relevant, it has never been the test bed for new technologies for road car use. 7 years of hybrid engines and there’s still no road cars with an mgu h, mgu k and all that complex stuff. And current road car hybrid engines aren’t even based off F1 systems
So F1 can race NA engines all they want.
I have observed and it’s mostly newer fans who come from mainstream sources (Netflix, YouTube) that believe the road relevancy thing is actually real
That kind of fan also fails to answer the question “how many spark plugs does a 4 cylinder Diesel engine have” so when they say “road relevancy” they probably have no clue what they are talking about
Nothing worse than gettin married to a false idea, F1 has no bounds and never had
The idea of road relevance came from the manufactures in F1, who are there to sell cars. They worked together with the FIA and FOM to come to a formula that we have now. So, although you think a hybrid turbo engine is madness, Daimler, FCA, Honda and Renault didn't want to go on with F1 without.
I’m willing to bet they would definitely step back to simpler engines if they had a choice
And honestly, most of the people who own a Renault or a Mercedes have no regards for F1 at all. At least 90% of people I talk with and own either a Honda or a merc or even a Renault. Not Ferrari cause rich people don’t live here. For Mercedes owners, the fact mercedes has been dominating for years doesn’t even make them flinch, “oh cool” is what most say
The real reason why manufacturers “opted” for hybrids is lame, and it’s callled politics, within the companies themselves.
Today what appeals to the masses are “green” engines, so they choose to go that way, I mean, that’s what anyone would do. But if the masses do a 180 tomorrow, they will follow too
In 2005 there where 7 manufacturers. Cosworth, BMW, Toyota, Honda, Ferrari, Mercedes and Renault
Arguably, the cutting edge technology available back then is now almost readily available for most big shops, so instead of 7 you might get even more, if there’s a budget cap for engine development
I’m really happy that Renault brought the R25 and put Alonso to drive it. The way things happened make me believe they wanted to deliver a message
If F1 hasn’t become fully gutless, expect NA screamers to come back OR a new series to emerge that fulfills what F1 lacks today