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10/12/2021 / Comments 0 / 135 / News 2021
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Formula One has always been known as the pioneer for new car technology and innovative ideas that eventually finds its way into the motor industry. As it stands now, the car industry is going green and heading towards the production and future of all-electric vehicles within the next decade.

But according to the outgoing President of the governing body of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), Jean Todt expressed that, “it’s simply not possible.’’ The reason being, in Formula One, the racing distance is normally around 200 miles (305km). Based on the performance of the cars, driving an electric Formula One car will not allow this without the need to recharge during the race.

Jean also goes on to add, maybe in 20 years, 30 years, I don’t know. But at the moment it would be simply impossible.’’

The outgoing FIA president is more known for being one of the driving forces behind the Ferrari F1 team which steered the great Michael Schumacher into winning five world championships.

FIA role in Formula One

The FIA governs all of the motor racing series and competitions around the world. FIA also uses its influence to promote road safety and more importantly, sustainability. F1 continues to play a key role in developing groundbreaking technologies in the sport which over time benefits the average road users. 

These comments are off the back of the announcement that the Formula E championship season is gearing up for its eighth season, but this has come with some setbacks with the withdrawal of major teams such as Audi and BMW, and Mercedes plans to leave Formula E at the end of the next season.

The current advancement in electric car technology

Just to be clear, the electric car technology is progressing in leaps and bounds and currently isn’t showing any signs of stalling. Eight years ago, in order to do a 45-minute race, the drivers would have needed to swap cars during the race due to the limitations of the batteries at the time. Now due to the advancement of technology, the same race can be done without the need to swap cars and the overall distance remains the same. Once again, this breakthrough has been passed on to the average road users, with electric and hybrid vehicles having increased mileage to 400 to 500 kilometres, (250 to 310 miles) and with charging times being dramatically reduced, making it more worthwhile to go out and buy one.

Not only is motor racing the research and development platform for new technologies, it’s also a multi-billion-pound industry, with Formula One being the most popular and prestigious. F1 have pushed other boundaries to the limits, such as reducing the engines to turbocharged hybrid units and only limiting 100kg of fuel to last the whole duration of a race. The clever hybrid systems are used to recycle the energy to help power the cars, as opposed to having the energy wasted.

The major negative point voiced by many fans was the lack of sound and grunt from the older engines which attended fans would lust to hear, as it was all part of the Formula One racing experience. Over time this may not be as crucial as first expected, and the thrill factor for this will eventually pass.

Give thanks to what we have now

When we look at our cars today, many of what’s being used in the car industry has been conceived from motor racing. The more notable innovations are paddle shifters, lubricants, carbon fiber construction, aerodynamics, adaptive suspension systems, to name but a few.

At Best Price Car Sales, the current trend which our business is adapting to is the increased demand for used hybrid cars which are replacing the popularity of petrol and diesel only used cars. The used hybrid cars we stock are proving not only to be highly efficient but extremely economical. Lest we forget, they’re all good for the environment and ULEZ compliant in zones like London, with possible plans for further expansion.

By taking advantage of our over-the-phone part-exchange promise, you’re able to use your old car as part payment towards the cost of your purchase. Even if you have outstanding car finance on your old car, we still may be able to help you upgrade into your dream hybrid used car.

To know more about Best Price Car Sales current offers and the latest deals, contact us now on 02380 225 666 and speak to one of our friendly advisors, or click here to get pre-approved today with instant decision car finance.

Formula One has always been known as the pioneer for new car technology and innovative ideas that eventually find their way into the motor industry. As it stands now, the car industry is going green and heading towards the production and future of all-electric vehicles within the next decade.

But according to the outgoing President of the governing body of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), Jean Todt expressed that, “it’s simply not possible.’’ The reason is, in Formula One, the racing distance is normally around 200 miles (305km). Based on the performance of the cars, driving an electric Formula One car will not allow this without the need to recharge during the race.

Jean also goes on to add, maybe in 20 years, 30 years, I don’t know. But at the moment it would not be simply impossible.’’

The outgoing FIA president is more known for being one of the driving forces behind the Ferrari F1 team which steered the great Michael Schumacher into winning five world championships.

FIA role in Formula One

The FIA governs all of the motor racing series and competitions around the world. FIA also uses its influence to promote road safety and more importantly, sustainability. F1 continues to play a key role in developing groundbreaking technologies in the sport which over time benefits the average road user. 

These comments are off the back of the announcement that the Formula E championship season is gearing up for its eighth season, but this has come with some setbacks with the withdrawal of major teams such as Audi and BMW, and Mercedes plans to leave Formula E at the end of the next season.

The current advancement in electric car technology

Just to be clear, electric car technology is progressing in leaps and bounds and currently isn’t showing any signs of stalling. Eight years ago, in order to do a 45-minute race, the drivers would have needed to swap cars during the race due to the limitations of the batteries at the time. Now due to the advancement of technology, the same race can be done without the need to swap cars and the overall distance remains the same. Once again, this breakthrough has been passed on to the average road user, with electric and hybrid vehicles having increased mileage to 400 to 500 kilometres, (250 to 310 miles) and with charging times being dramatically reduced, making it more worthwhile to go out and buy one.

Not only is motor racing the research and development platform for new technologies, but it’s also a multi-billion-pound industry, with Formula One being the most popular and prestigious. F1 has pushed other boundaries to the limits, such as reducing the engines to turbocharged hybrid units and only limiting 100kg of fuel to last the whole duration of a race. The clever hybrid systems are used to recycle the energy to help power the cars, as opposed to having the energy wasted.

The major negative point voiced by many fans was the lack of sound and grunt from the older engines which attended fans would lust to hear, as it was all part of the Formula One racing experience. Over time this may not be as crucial as first expected, and the thrill factor for this will eventually pass.

Give thanks to what we have now

When we look at our cars today, much of what’s being used in the car industry has been conceived from motor racing. The more notable innovations are paddle shifters, lubricants, carbon fiber construction, aerodynamics, adaptive suspension systems, to name but a few.

At Best Price Car Sales, based in Southampton, the current trend which our business is adapting to is the increased demand for used hybrid cars which are replacing the popularity of petrol and diesel-only used cars. The used hybrid cars we stock are proving not only to be highly efficient but extremely economical. Lest we forget, they’re all good for the environment and ULEZ compliant in zones like London, with possible plans for further expansion.

By taking advantage of our over-the-phone part-exchange promise, you’re able to use your old car as part payment towards the cost of your purchase. Even if you have outstanding car finance on your old car, we still may be able to help you upgrade into your dream hybrid used car.

To know more about Best Price Car Sales’ current offers and the latest deals, contact us now on 02380 225 666 and speak to one of our friendly advisors, or click here to get pre-approved today with instant decision car finance.

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