Considering the amount F1 travels, and the amount of people it travels with, changing the engine size is going to make f all difference to it's 'carbon-footprint'.
It's like taking the cherry off the top of a cake and calling it dieting.
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- 11-05-2011 10:33
(Original post by Kiwiguy)
- 11-05-2011 10:36
In 2012, F1 rules are changing again.
Gone are the 2.4 V8's and instead we get 1.6 v6's....All in the name of being "green."
Apart of what makes f1 so fantastic for me is that its the best of modern technology, and its so different, so much more intense than any other motorsport.
We have "green" cars. Lotus! I'd be more happy to drive a green car if i could watch a v10 f1 twice a month. I miss that beautiful, aggressive sound.
This is the latest attempt by the fia to kill f1 i feel.
Linky for all those who love the old v10 noise....
- 11-05-2011 10:38
The more I think of this the more I think it's better than the current engine freeze. I reckon the first year it's introduced there will be quite a difference between some of the engines.
- 11-05-2011 10:57
My Gran—bless her—used to watch f1 solely because of the vociferous tones. I think they gave her a moderate sexual thrill.
It's true, the sounds do have a magnetic quality. I mean, I defy anyone, of any age, to watch just a snippet of f1 and not to attempt to emulate the sounds of the cars. Trust me, it's impossible!
- 17-05-2011 02:18
Yeah, surely if they wanted to reduce all the carbon emissions blah blah blah, instead of reducing engine sizes, which are used for a few days in a month, why not consider the transportation of the thousands of people and tonnes of cargo that gets shifted around the world, from Europe, North and South America all the way down to Australia.
I remember last year, when there was all that volcano chaos, one of the transport guys saying it takes 4 Boeing 747's to fly just the bear essentials! Then teams transport people, and most of their own equipment.