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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    1.) RIGGHHHT - so spending anywhere from $5 to $10 million USD per hybrid PU is more cost effective!!!! a simple V-8 turbo w/kers is around $500k USD. You could use 10 per season and still not come close to the current hybrid PU's used per season.

    2.) Against who? Mercedes? If so it's because Mercedes dialed down the engine (once in the lead) to save it for the next race.

    3.) If you make the engines simpler and cheaper, you will drive down costs.

    4.) Then why all the rules in this current hybrid formula. The cars pretty much look the same the only difference is the hybrid PU; and even then, Mercedes and Ferrari have secret modes that only THEY have access to, the other teams that they supply engines too DO NOT. I wonder why that is??? I don't think thats fair. About the only manufacturer that has not done this is Renault hence RedBull beats them in race pace, quali.
    1)They would blow more up with unlimited testing, and no teams want unlimited testing.

    2) LOL yeah they dialled it down to let us get close, behave. Ferrari followed a lot of cars through the season not just Merc but anyone knows that.

    3) Yep which is why they are now limited, which is the point.

    4) Cars do not look all the same quite clearly so not sure why you would try and suggest they do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    About the only manufacturer that has not done this is Renault hence RedBull beats them in race pace, quali.
    RB beats Renault because RB has by far a more superior chassis. The cars do not really look all the same if you pay attention to details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PURE PASSION View Post
    Really??!!
    Do you think that porsche and VAG!!!!! would want to compete in a pure motosport championship without any road relevance technology???!!!
    Then why would both parties send representatives to the meetings given the formula for 2021 which is going for a much simpler and cheaper hybrid PU; doing away with the MGU-H which is the most complex part of this hybrid PU.

    Porsche is in WEC in both classes. One is Prototype where they did all their R&D in hybrid tech and the other is GT(no hybrid tech there).

    Lambo is in Blancpain series - no hybrid tech there

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    Then why would both parties send representatives to the meetings given the formula for 2021 which is going for a much simpler and cheaper hybrid PU; doing away with the MGU-H which is the most complex part of this hybrid PU.

    Porsche is in WEC in both classes. One is Prototype where they did all their R&D in hybrid tech and the other is GT(no hybrid tech there).

    Lambo is in Blancpain series - no hybrid tech there
    GT class and blacpain are both lower cost categories. F1 is another world and they dont whant to spend hundreds of millions just to go racing.And yes they wanted cheaper engines because the budget to compete now (for the championship) is too much for them.
    FERRARI FOR EVER !!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PURE PASSION View Post
    And yes they wanted cheaper engines because the budget to compete now (for the championship) is too much for them.
    These companies can probably figure out a budget to race in today's F1 but just don't want to bother or think it's not commercially efficient enough. Who cares, Ferrari, Mercedes, Renault and Honda is enough when it comes to engine manufacturers. If these other companies want to race, they better grow some balls.

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    In todays "road relevance" cars have or are going to take away the driving. Todays cars and future cars are getting "greener" with more green(full electric) on the horizon. There are park assist, drive assist with forward, side and rear "lidars" to assist the driver, sat/nav computer infotainment centers mounted in the center console. Some cars drive themselves while Joe/Jane Public are on the phones talking/surfing the web while the kids are watching T.V. in the car via Netflix, Hulu or any satellite TV station.

    Where does F1, as a true motorsport, fit into all this entertainment, driver assist computerized and electric road relevance technology???

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