Thread: Formula 1 2019
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Old 12-06-2019, 02:51 PM   #884
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I'd say yes and no. Electric is the way of the future, yes, but not necessarily the way of racing. As much as I don't like NASCAR and their outdated technology is one of the many reasons why I don't watch it, but they have been able to grow their sport with out of date technology for years. And again, I'm not saying NASCAR is good, but it has been able to grow over the years, even attracting more factory support from manufacturers who never offered a car in the US that would fit the "stock car" format. So it's possible for F1 to continue to grow without switching to electric.

I'd say F1 should delineate themselves from consumer products, and just be the ultimate racing series. Cherry pick from all of the years of F1, and allow the best of all years to be legal, and see what kinds of cars people produce. It would be crazy. Bring back the V10s that rev to 24K, allow active aero, allow the next generation of a 6 wheeled Tyrrell, etc. IF they did that, they would make a clear distinction between them and FE, and they would surely show growth in the sport.
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