F1 » Porsche: F1 not road relevant


Porsche says it decided to pursue an LMP1 programme in sportscars as it was more relevant to its road cars than F1

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Redda Bulla - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 4:42 PM

Lazy from Porsche if you ask me. How many people around the Globe watch LMP? And how many people around the Globe watch Formula 1?

Yeah....I rest my case...F1 is 50 times the selling point that LMP Le Mans Racing is.

nealio

April 23, 2013 4:44 PM

Porsche has stated a fine line of logic in choosing sportcar racing over F1. The FIA has set F1 on a course that is so far away from the interests of car manufactures as to make their participation irrelevant. F1 is a much better series for airplane manufacturers and computer technology companies.

homeheroe - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 5:09 PM

@dutch69Camaro: a energy drinks company is beating ferrari for the last - how many years???? so please... i dont know where you are coming from... but just look at other formulas where ferrari is or has been.. they dont win as much as mercedes or porsche in the same series.. there are statistics on the web. check it out. ferrari road cars are useless vehicles. i have a porsche any day. on top of that, i drove a few of them. i know what i am talking about.

Remembering - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 5:54 PM

@homeheroe

Instead of attacking Ferrari, you should worry about your dear Bettle manufacturer long slow slide into some generic brand with a long gone racing history. Hell, Bentley won Le Mans more recently than Porsche!

kma - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 7:32 PM

They prob worked out how much it would cost them to be in F1 for a few years and said "**** That!" - or whatever the german equivalent is.

Amigo - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 8:07 PM

WEC should transform to the race for more attraction from motor sport fans.
I watch most WEC but mix category race is a bit annoying me. Mix race for LMP1 and LMP2 is okay but GTE pro and GTE am should race spread.
I want to see Toyota, Nissan, Honda and other car company to enter WEC GTE pro and GTE am.
It will be very interesting to watch road car Companies competing each other.

Redda Bulla - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 11:01 PM

How is it irrelevant from 2014 onwards when 1.6 litre Turbos are if anything more relevant to cars you can buy on the road.

The only LMP race I watch is Le Mans... like 95% of the other Motorsport fans. Which is one race a year then. F1 is 19. That's a heck of a lot more Exposure.

35edme

April 23, 2013 11:01 PM

@Caroline , Prost won back to back F1 titles in Porsche powered McLarens. Check F1. Porsche also won Dakkar, Le Mans and numerous titles in most series around the world and is more respected for highspeed reliability and quality than ferrari. Say 917 to any racing follower and watch their face. Cars that owe much to Porsche, Mercedes, Audi, Volkswagen and lately Bugatti/ Lamborghini,all famous in their own right.

How is F1 relevant? - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 11:47 PM

so that means, after 2014, all new roadcars that are 1.6 liters will have DRS and KERS and extreme aerodynamics/aerodynamic grip and will rev to 20,000 rpm and come standard with unobtanium brakes and... ad nauseum

f1 technical regulations are SUPER relevant for road cars

i tried to explain DRS (and how drivers can only use it at certain times) to a non-f1 fan and he actually laughed out loud at how non-sensical it sounded, he thought i was making it up as a joke

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