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Re: News and Stuff!
Posted by: IanSmithISA
Date: 04/02/2019 18:29
Good evening,

Formula 1 has virtually no history of developing things that are useful to the more general world, it is just a consumer and of ideas developed and used by other industries.

This not supreising as F1 teams don't have the money or resources to research, it is an application only business. If F1 really were a hot house of ideas where are the companies and products spawned from F1?

I do remember the Williams supermarket fridge that reduced the loss of cold air.

So let's be honest and admit how much F1 tech is really in a mass production car, the only thing that I can think of is that Turbulent Gas Ignition may be a big step forward but even that is something that came from bikes.

What else?

The notion that Williams etc will come up with new battery tech is laughable, who in these teams are researching battery chemistry?

The answer is no one, it is Panasonic, Sony etc.

"Now, if only the racing team could secure a massive partnership...."

You are so right and maybe so wrong. :-)

Does the Racing Team's top level management care, is winning in F1 what they are interested in, is that target too small, too insignificant?



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