1. Hubert

    Hubert Jul 30, 2017

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    WernerBoeinck Jul 30, 2017

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  3. Hubert

    Hubert Jul 30, 2017

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    Yes, it's disappointing for sure. But at least all of this will likely translate into a big push forward in Formula E and electric sportscars for the street.
     
  4. elbeik

    elbeik Jul 30, 2017

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    Mercedes-Benz will exit DTM next year and will also jump aboard Formula E.
     
  5. Big Adam

    Big Adam Jul 30, 2017

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    Electric sports car series next?
     
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  6. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jul 30, 2017

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    It's a real dilemma. The problem is that all the car companies want to get into Electric cars and promote their wares, so it makes total sense for them to back Formula E. The problem is that Formula E racing is terrible. No sound, change cars half-way through the race, etc.

    But what do you do if you are Formula 1? You have to have the car makers...no way could F1 afford to have all the car companies backing Formula E. I reckon Liberty Media should seriously consider moving F1 to an engine formula with an even greater reliance on KERS and hybrid technology, with the aim of switching to full electric as soon as the tech allows.

    It sounds crazy in a way, but if F1 doesn't take decisive action, then it will fade behind Formula E...if it moves to take the electric mantle, then it could kill Formula E overnight.
     
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  7. WernerBoeinck

    WernerBoeinck Jul 30, 2017

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    The Diesel "strategy" of Volkswagen has been more than destructive (not only) for motor racing. Audi had to retire from WEC because they feared financial demands by Diesel customers.
    Last Thursday the German ministry of traffic announced that Porsche is not allowed to bring new Diesel Cayennes on the road until they have introduced a solution for it's Diesel
    problems. Only a few days later they want to retire from WEC!!!
    Any questions??? They want to save the money and instead hang out the "green flag"!
    And LMP1 is dead. Why should Toyota race any longer? To win against Bycolle?
    Of course, Formula E is important for the future. But it also seems to be a kind of "emergency exit" to those, who have run into difficulties!
    I Hope I have not gone too far. But the news brought me near to the "red ra(n)ge...
     
  8. WernerBoeinck

    WernerBoeinck Jul 30, 2017

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  9. Hubert

    Hubert Aug 1, 2017

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  12. Hubert

    Hubert Sep 16, 2017

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    Motorsport.com: McLaren: Alonso free to race at Le Mans for another team.
    https://www.motorsport.com/lemans/n...e-to-race-at-le-mans-for-another-team-953823/
     
  13. TP61

    TP61 Oct 30, 2017

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    1995 to 2012
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    23 Le Mans in a row
     
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  14. dtf

    dtf Oct 30, 2017

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    Great posters!
     
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  15. Hubert

    Hubert Oct 30, 2017

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    Absolutely awesome @TP61!
     
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    TP61 Oct 30, 2017

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    Cheers guys.
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    birth year poster, Flying Lizards 2012, official museum and Porsche 17th victory. Bottom one is Porsche '96 1-2-3
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  17. Hubert

    Hubert Oct 30, 2017

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    You have built a shrine/ museum. :thumbsup:
     
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  18. Hubert

    Hubert Dec 6, 2017

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    http://autoweek.com/article/formula-one/f1-engines-24-hours-le-mans-could-become-reality
    F1 engines in the 24 Hours of Le Mans could become a reality
    FIA BOSS SAYS COMMON REGULATIONS MAY CREATE NEW ERA FOR LE MANS
     
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  19. WernerBoeinck

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    Hubert Dec 7, 2017

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    I hope so too!
     
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