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Old 07-16-2009, 02:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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F1 - Imagine if they went electric?

Maybe some or even half the courses for a season.

Don't know if the quietness would leave a void.

Fast battery swaps in the pits unless they can speed charge.

The technology gains through intense competition and huge budgets could help accelerate the transition from ICE engine dependency.

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There was a guy a few years ago who swindled a lot of teams say he had found a way to produce ultra small ultra lightweight High capacity cells. he got free hospitality etc till the cows came home until some asked 'when' suddenly he dissapeared!

It would be a great thing to have but it would have I saw some prelim concepts for the cars that would use the above 'wondercells' basically 3/4 of the side pod would be detached and replaced - fast clip gold connections so no plugs, very similar to what I'm planning for a endurance racing project at the mo.

it really would be a polaric shift and thats something F1/FOTA/FIA are normally all that good at.
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It seems to be going that way slowly.

I mean, they've brought in the KERS system, and there is a rumour that from next year there will be no fuel fill ups allowed!

Next it will be proper hybrids, then electric.. by what do you think, 2020?
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there ditchin KERS next year under a 'gentlemens agreement' still technically allowed but no-one wants to spend on developing it when their trying to cut costs(+ there is no advantage at the mo) shame they limited (6sex@ X KWs per lap) it otherwise it could have made one hell of a difference

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