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Texas Roadhouse

April 09, 2014 2:34 PM
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F1 » Mercedes could have quit F1 over engines


Pr. Weber's comments provide yet another reason why Auto Manufacturers should NOT be involved in F1, either as a team, or even as an engine supplier. There are many examples over the decades of their coming and going purely to suit their own agendas, which have little, if nothing to do with the sport itself. Teams such as Williams, McLaren, Ferrari, Lotus/Benneton/Toleman, - even Toro Rosso in their Minardi origins - are there because it is their DNA, their Raison d'etre. The manufacturers' place is, more suitably, either in the various Touring Car, or Endurance Championships, where the technology has a relevance to road car development. Formula One is (or should be) a "pure" racing formula existing simply to produce the ultimate possibilities of a single-seater, open wheeled racing car. Ironically, the balance was probably just about right in the '60s where you had strong healthy championships in all those series.

Texas Roadhouse

April 09, 2014 6:59 PM

F1 » Mercedes could have quit F1 over engines


richard - check your facts - there's a lot of stuff on this on the net - much of which has cast a different light. Not least being the inconsistent penalties meted out that year for similar infringements However, yes, I agree with you on Merc - there's the track record as you say, with Sauber's sportscar operation - or maybe precedent??? and, of course their F1 operation started the same way.

Texas Roadhouse

April 09, 2014 8:18 PM

F1 » Mercedes could have quit F1 over engines


FVA47 - The electronic engine is already here and in use - MAN-B&W have their fully electronic diesels - type ME-C has no camshaft, whereby both fuel injection and exhaust valve are controlled electronically. Type ME-B has cam operation of the exhaust valve only. Now these are marine engines operating at around 70 - 100 RPM depending on cylinder bore. I'm not sure the technology yet exists to control both inlet and exhaust valves, as well as injection at 15,000 RPM in an F1 engine.

Texas Roadhouse

April 09, 2014 4:59 PM

F1 » Mercedes could have quit F1 over engines


richard, you might need to be a little circumspect when referring to the Tyrrell 1984 scenario. I refreshed my memory, courtesy of Autocourse, and it was very much largely as I remember - that Ken Tyrrell was the sole dissenting voice over fuel tank sizing, and with the case over the alleged lead ballast, and water-treatment additives, the way the case was handled by FISA smacked totally of a kangaroo court. Thus, his sole voice of opposition was neatly removed. Indeed, there was no secrecy about the lead in the tank, it being noted on Bellof's car after Monaco, where he had not stopped for water top-up. His position was not affected. Personally, I always held Ken Tyrrell in the highest regard, and as a man of complete integrity. At that time he did antagonise just about every other team with his objections to rule changes that would favour the turbo teams, and their revenge? - the appeal (where the charges had been changed), and lack of TEAM support (as opposed to individual suppor


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