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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Picaro4ever@gmail.com - Unregistered

April 26, 2013 1:12 PM

Porsche has the MOST motorsport wins of any car manufacturer. Ferrari has the most F1 wins. If the 2014 regulations let 1.6L turbo inline 6 and turbo flat 6 engines in you might see a true Formula Championship season. Them BMW and Porsche could jump in. All you will have now is 1.6L turbo V6. BMW already did the 1.5 Turbo I-6 (M12/13 look around the 1980's) 1500HP in qualifying trim. That is 50-60 bar. In the 1980's. They took STREET engines and then boosted them.

Luke - Unregistered

April 29, 2013 6:50 AM

I think its fairly Ignorant to downplay porsches acheivements because they are telling the truth about F1, F1 should be more road relevent and then open the relegations up a bit for more development in those areas, thats what brings manuafactuers and thats what F1 was originaly at.

Also keep in mind Porsche has Succeeded in every class of Racing they have entered at a Full works Level(F1 was merely a half assed experiment), a record that Ferrari could only Dream of.

Picaro - Unregistered

April 29, 2013 7:46 PM

Used is correct, some of the blocks had 60K miles/100K kilometers on them. BMW has the most Touring Car wins of any manufacturer (yes that includes DTM.) Back then, the cars were modified (significantly) production cars, not the silhouette common chassis crap that is used in modern DTM and V8 Supercars. Never the unholy mess that is Nascar. Those are not even proper cars.

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