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Who Cares - Unregistered

July 21, 2009 2:54 PM

The VAG group should already be happy to see its beloved diesels race on unequal terms with petrol cars, i.e. with turbochargers whereas the same capacity petrol engines are aspirated.

Their appealing the decision of the FIA shows how these people are: they want to be provided with race wins through a biased set of rules to promote their crappy diesels, instead of trying to prove their point on the race track.

The FIA should now make a similar decision as regards LMS and ALMS, although I'm not sure they have the power to do so as Le Mans is organized by a private company (ACO).

Nanbawan - Unregistered

July 21, 2009 9:59 PM

"The VAG group should already be happy to see its beloved diesels race on unequal terms with petrol cars, i.e. with turbochargers whereas the same capacity petrol engines are aspirated."

Heh ?

The problem lies with equivalence, with a NA diesel of the same capacity, they would stand no chance, that's a given... :rolleyes:

krrch998 - Unregistered

July 21, 2009 10:10 PM

@Who Cares, thats an intersting point, and a good one at that. LeMans was a great example of turbo diesels winning over petrol, the first petrol car was the LMP1 Lola/Aston Martin in 4th place. Why should diesels not be restricted. Diesels are just not that far ahead, against petrol powered cars, aside from their turbos. Surely, it would make more sense to have all cars the same asperation???? It makes scense. Why not just have al cars the same? Oh, wait, thats already been done.... before this whole 'save the enviroment' c@ap.

Keep the cars the same, and allow the drivers to do the racing. Stop feckin about wit the rules. All cars with turbos, or all cars without, simples

keech998 - Unregistered

July 22, 2009 11:29 PM

@Nanbawan, Then why allow different asperations to race. Surely the smae asperated cars would be better placed to race in a fair enviroment. Diesel engined cars are only on par with petrol powered cars when they have a turbo, simple as that.

All cars should be exactly the same, and it should be the drivers and teams that extract the win, not the boost pressure.

Equal cars, equal racing. Not a difficult concept to understand.

You would prbably do well in the FIA

real racing - Unregistered

July 22, 2009 11:38 PM

@Nanbawan, Then why a diesel? Its not the future, and doesn't make any more difference in the grand scheme of racing.

You must be the kind of idiot that thinks electric cars are the future of racing. Use that soft, spongey thing inside your head and relaise that diesels are not the future, only a stop-gap for eco menatlists.

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