mcdo wrote: Herb Tarlik wrote:
We associate loud engines with performance because of past experience but it's no longer the case. It's time to accept the paradigm shift and realize that the future of high performance will cease to be about how much power can be squeezed out of an ounce of fossil fuel and more about how much performance they can get out of a kwHr of battery. It's not going to be loud but it will still be high performance and that's what I care about.
You, and the 6 other people, can watch Formula E and fantasize all you want about battery life.
If FE doesn't exist then it's F1 that will eventually go down the battery route. There's no escaping it. So the longer you poop all over FE = the longer you want F1 to continue with green technology, eventually making it to electric-only
I don't know why it's predominantly Americans that struggle with FE. Any FE-related Facebook post and you have one group of people engaged in chat about a sport + comments from (usually) Americans talking bollox peppered throughout the comment thread. I rarely see non-US folks coming into IndyCar or NASCAR articles and running their mouths off. On the face if it, it appears to be a weird backward fossil fuel-driven thing, which gives me further insight as to why they voted the guy they did into power
Your assumptions show an extreme level of ignorance that should prove to be highly embarrassing to you. Politically I would be classified as a left leaning progressive, as anti Trump as you could possibly state. I am profoundly embarrassed by whom we have as a president and cannot wait for the day he is impeached. I have a $100 bet riding on him not surviving his 4 year term.
Formula One has absolutely nothing to do with the future of the auto industry. If F1 went back to fire breathing V10's, the push to change cars will continue unarrested.
For those infatuated with silent battery racing, there is Formula E. If battery racing is indeed so great, then why isnt that your favored racing series? Why do you have to have Formula E AND Formula One?
Your total blindness to history and tradition is staggering. There are countless people who have watched F1 for 30+ years and like it. They dont want to see it fundamentally changed. Change is OK when it is done within the confines of its traditions.
If battery racing is so popular, so much better, then it is only a matter of time until Formula E surpasses Formula One.