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  1. Thread: WRC future

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    More difficult to drive, less options for...

    More difficult to drive, less options for development and setup. Also the tuned up R5 engine could mean more engine failures.
  2. Thread: WRC future

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    Matton

    Matton
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    On the outside, not so different from the current...

    On the outside, not so different from the current ones.
  4. Thread: WRC future

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    Aero is expensive, but the rear wing or front...

    Aero is expensive, but the rear wing or front bumper on an R5 car isn't free either.

    The price cap itself is most important in R5. When you have to sell the car at a certain price you don't want...
  5. Thread: WRC future

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    ...that’s what they’re planning?

    ...that’s what they’re planning?
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    That's an interesting stat. The 2018 F1 season...

    That's an interesting stat. The 2018 F1 season had 21 rounds, 11 of them outside Europe (I count Russian GP as European). In WRC for example in 2020 there would have been originally 7 European...
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    https://www.rallit.fi/fia-pomo-uskoo-hybriditeknol...

    https://www.rallit.fi/fia-pomo-uskoo-hybriditeknologian-houkuttelevan-lisaa-valmistajia-rallin-mm-sarjaan-on-vahvaa-halua-ja-mielenkiintoa/

    Matton believes hybrids will add interest for new...
  8. Thread: WRC future

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    Wait, what does "team" mean? At first it was a...

    Wait, what does "team" mean?

    At first it was a contest between Audi, Lancia and Opel. Then Opel left and Peugeot joined, RWD cars started getting obsolete. Toyota and Nissan were all the time...
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    They pay for it. Motorsport is different to...

    They pay for it. Motorsport is different to "normal" sports in a way that it's half marketing. That's why even the televising people have their say in the rules and arrangement of the stages.
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    The teams have now until April to decide whether...

    The teams have now until April to decide whether they commit to the 2022 rules or not.
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    Brakes, suspension, gearbox...we would see a lot...

    Brakes, suspension, gearbox...we would see a lot more broken parts due to higher power. And if you start reinforcing them, it's soon back to WRC.
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    https://yle.fi/urheilu/3-11077680 Another...

    https://yle.fi/urheilu/3-11077680

    Another article from the same author, talking about how Citroen's departure should be viewed as a wake-up-call to abandon the current WRC cars and go for simpler...
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    Obviously, things like this are kept as a secret...

    Obviously, things like this are kept as a secret from FIA's side.
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    One more thing: the candidate events run in Japan...

    One more thing: the candidate events run in Japan have sparked interest in other car makers than Toyota.
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    https://yle.fi/urheilu/3-11077330 Very...

    https://yle.fi/urheilu/3-11077330

    Very interesting interview with Timo Rautiainen about the future of WRC. Cannot translate everything but here's some key points

    - they consider setting up a...
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    It always turns the same way. Instead of...

    It always turns the same way. Instead of discussing how we could develop motorsport in a way that would support the car manufacturers' current and future interests, we as motorsport fans start...
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