gandharva wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:32 am
According to the poeople that are downtalking Aston Martin Valkyrie in the other thread, this is impossible, because an LMP1 car can't do F1 track times.
Technically, it's not an LMP1 car as it doesn't meet the rules governing them. It's a one off prototype with everything they can throw at it. It's a wonderful thing, but an LMP1 car it is not.
Likewise, the AMV is a bit of a con because it won't be the "road car capable of beating an F1 car" that they originally claimed - the track car is, like this not-LMP1 car, very different to the one built to regulations. If the AMV track special isn't as fast as an F1 car then there is something wrong, really.
Ferrari and Mercedes could both do this - build a car that shatters lap records without meeting any regulations. Hell, anyone could, really, because the skill in racing is to get the most performance within the rules
. No doubt if Mercedes adjusted their current engine to use as much fuel as it could and the ERS was tweaked to its maximum, and they added downforce how they saw fit, they'd make the Porsche's time look "so last week".
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