30 May '11, 2am

F1 not pertinent in gaining tech for road cars, Audi says

I am a follower of both Le Mans and F1 for over 20 years and Le Mans is more relevant to road cars compared to F1, easily by a factor of 10! And it’s not so much because LM has become ‘more’ relevant. They have in fact remained the same in their ethos all this decades, since 1923. LM is older than F1. It is actually a case of f1 becoming more and more irrelevant to real world unfortunately. Decades ago there was indeed a lot of relevance in F1 to tech transfer to road cars. Such is not the case now. There is actually NONE!. Closest is KERS and it is NOT a tech exclusive to sport of F1. ACO (LM Promoters) were encouraging energy recovery system options BEFORE F1 decided they needed KERS to boost the show. F1 was actually very late to respond to green initiatives. This on top of the fact they were already off tangent to road car technology since I think the 90s I would also ...

Full article: http://paultan.org/2011/05/30/f1-not-pertinent-in-gaining...

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