F1 » Montezemolo: Electric F1 not emotional


Luca di Montezemolo has again warned that Ferrari's future is not tied to F1, particularly if the rulebook takes the sport in the wrong direction.

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pcxmac - Unregistered

September 07, 2012 9:21 AM

... FIA needs some competition, monolithic entities == stifling creativity, and are very boring. Maybe Formula Nippon can get off their bums and pull a SuperGT with their cars and bring in some better performing cars, despite that they are already as fast as F1 back-markers.

Optimaximal

September 07, 2012 9:53 AM

Surely implementing electric in cars should be prime focus for Ferrari, given that the raw speed delivered by electric motors is well aligned with their goals.

The main problems that need to be solved are range and weight, something that, I don't know, maybe a major racing series might be able to resolve... Motorsport is right up there with the military & aerospace in driving technical innovation.

Oh, wait, it's a LDM power play. Moving on...

pcxmac - Unregistered

September 07, 2012 10:46 AM

If you wanna know what F1 would sound like fully electric, mute your television. Better yet, throw away your TV and cancel cable subscription, is it really worth it to pay to be lied to?

Ptolomy - Unregistered

September 07, 2012 11:07 AM

As someone who cut his teeth on F1 V10's...
I remember the way the V10's sounded. THAT was the most impressive thing of ALL when going to an F1 race in the old days. I vividly remembering walking into the track at Indy, and from outside the track I heard the strangest noises I've ever heard in my life. Once inside I just couldn't believe how loud and how UNIQUE the V10's sounded. Imagine the loudest, highest pitched bell ringing and changing tone up and down. Add in whooshing, popping and banging and tornado-like noises of traction control.
And then they screwed it all up with the v-8's. ...and now they want turbo v-6's? Going to electric motors is the next step in destroying the most emotional aspect of F1. THE SOUNDS!

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