Jolle wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:37 pm
Big Tea wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:44 pm
Jolle wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:27 pm
With ICE being phased out entirely in the car industry (although many will be “what about fuel cells, bio fuel etc”, there are nog big manufacturers that are backing this movement) its not logical that a new type of ICE is going to be developed for F1. I think it’s more a political move or fantasy as we all transition into electric motors.
But we are judging this on todays I.C.E. If we can develop a very low (I am not going to say no as it will not happen) emission unit and also renewable fuel to 'burn' in it things may change. If it going to happen, the most likely place is in F1
With ICE's banned in not many years, it would be unwise to sink a ton of development costs in those (in Europe at least). And for markets that are not going to ban the ICE, they aren't investing in an efficient ICE anyway. It's a step that might give some efficientcy in the short term, but not wise spending resources in something that is obsolete within 5 years (as the ICE ban will come into play in 2030 In the UK for instance). It makes much more sense to take the ICE out of the development race all together by freezing the ICE regulations or let Gibson or Cosworth produce a standard part for all teams until F1 can go full electric.
But I.C.E's are not being banned,(even in UK) just I.C.E. only
cars. I believe it is only fossle fuel, how ever they word it, that is not to be allowed to be made.
Right or wrong I see most cars meeting in the middle and most being hybrid. As so many people will not have access to home charging, and it will take 30 years or more to establish a good charging system in a large enough region to make having an eclectic car a reliable enough option for many people the only alternative is hybrid.
As with most things, pressure groups nag at the government until they they get the result they want, even if it is not the right thing. I think there will be a place for very much improved I.C.E hybrids for many years. They almost certainly will not be petrol or diesel though, so this is an opening for F1
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