Motorsport has always been about being more efficient in a way. It’s about speed, reliability, and the quickest pit stops possible. In the past endurance racing cars have seen massive increases in fuel efficiency switching from gasoline to diesel. Motorsport has always been the leader of developing technology, for the simple reason that you’ve got a race every couple weeks, therefore you’ve got to improve every couple weeks. If your engine isn’t good enough, if the car isn’t reliable enough, you have to improve in that time period, so the development process is much quicker.
That is the reason why manufacturers got started in Motorsports and it’s the reason they’re still in. It’s not just marketing, it’s about the development of technology. Back in 2005, no one believed there would be a diesel engine powered racecar winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans (24 hour endurance race) but that’s exactly what happened a year later in 2006. Now, we’ve got hybrid powered racecars winning Le Mans.
Porsche even discontinued their race winning 919 Hybrid Le Mans program at the end of the 2017 season to allow more focus on entering Formula-E (full electric powered racing series). At this time, full electric powered racecars are not at a point where they can compete in 24 hour endurance races, however with improvements in electric car technology via the Formula-E racing cars, we may reach a point where all modern racecars, and then road cars become electric.
What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments!! Pictures in order.
2006 R10 TDI: 1st winning diesel powered Audi racecar
2012 R18 E-Tron Quattro: 1st hybrid powered Audi racecar
2017 Porsche 919 Hybrid: 2017 Le Mans winner
2019 Formula E car: the future of racing?
1 1243 minutes ago
Niagara Falls has frozen over and it's beautiful. ⠀
Extreme cold weather—the kind that can literally freeze off bits of your face—is no fun. There's no getting around it.⠀
There are, however, some very cool - pun intended - things that happen only in frigid weather like this for instance.⠀
Bundle up and explore Niagara. It's a spectacular place to live and play all year round. ⠀
First time I’ve gone to Niagara Falls in the winter. We got hit by a pretty gnarly storm while there, which resulted in me spending way too much money at the casino bar.... Let’s be honest though, that probably would have happened either way. 🤪🍻
Freezing temperatures over the weekend have coated the area surrounding the Horseshoe Falls in a thick layer of ice, once again transforming Queen Victoria Park into a spectacular winter wonderland! ❄️ #NiagaraParks
Considerada uma das maiores do mundo, as cataratas do Niágara são uma das maravilhas do Canadá. Compostas por três cachoeiras gigantescas, representam a fronteira mais conhecida entre Estados Unidos e Canadá. O espetáculo da queda d’água pode ser visto de mirantes e barcos e é, sem dúvida, uma das coisas mais bonitas que você verá em sua viagem a Toronto.✈️ #ViajaNet#travel#viajar#vacations#wanderlust#ferias#paradise#canada#niagarafalls
16 12133 days ago
With views like this, who needs to leave the hotel 🙌🌅