PlatinumZealot wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:00 pm
adrianjordan wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:31 am
Big Tea wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:26 am
You do not need to go that far, quit and promote F2 to the top
More likely Formula E.
That's where the future is headed eventually. Why not have F1 take the EV crown and run with it.
You would find VW Group, BMW, Honda and many more jumping at the chance to develop world beating EV motors with a sporty reputation.
I know it's not what petrol heads want, but it is coming and sooner than many of us could have imagined.
Yuck.. Anything slow and electric is not really pinnacle of motorsport. That's cheap marketing for manufacturers.
They spend a few dimes, and get "good, green PR", and maybe some appearance of road relevance.
Battery tech needs to be at least six times more energy dense before it reaches F1 levels of speed and endurance. I definitely don't want to see F1 go this way any time soon.
But if it was not under Formal E regs, or ethos, it would not need to be slow. I am quite confident that if the regs said they could even today they could build an electric car to beat one of todays F1 who are within very tight limits.
Ok, range may put a spoke in it, but with a smaller battery pack than FE, constantly recharged from a 'unit' with strict emissions I think it would be close.
I say 'unit' as there are several ways to drive a generator with very tight emissions control. An ICE driving the car allong side would be even better.