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    Quote Originally Posted by EstWRC View Post
    https://dirtfish.com/rally/tanak-wan...-from-the-fia/

    Mattons answer is just priceless...
    This makes me sad (also because I worked in automotive for ten years and this is a common management approach in there). Yes, the engineers mostly can do their job in shorter time than they want BUT they are human. They need some private life and some rest as well. This is the best way to make them leave soon for some less stressful job. I know that motorsport work is stressful from its very principle but there is no need to add extra stress just because someone can not decide in time.
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    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    This makes me sad (also because I worked in automotive for ten years and this is a common management approach in there). Yes, the engineers mostly can do their job in shorter time than they want BUT they are human. They need some private life and some rest as well. This is the best way to make them leave soon for some less stressful job. I know that motorsport work is stressful from its very principle but there is no need to add extra stress just because someone can not decide in time.
    +1
    and don't forget that Matton, who keeps claiming that he knows what he is talking of as the former Citroen Racing manager (i) Got the team from top dog to bottom feeder (then extinction) (ii) a team that took 2+ years to develop / launch the C3 while running only a few events (and the car was an utter failure out of the box)
    i don't know what credibility can he get from that track record to make such assumptions ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    EV sounding terribly don't make the R5 sound great...
    No, but one day in the not too distant future we may appreciate them more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimviii View Post
    😝🤑

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimviii View Post
    Dear o dear. Hopefully that noise generator saves this venture of his.

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    Quote Originally Posted by er88 View Post
    Dear o dear. Hopefully that noise generator saves this venture of his.
    I vote for this sound!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91CDXfNmbkU
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    That would be perfect, they should also add the game over sound from Super Mario right after a crash impact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    That's formula E, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    Some math for an overall perception of the problem. Please don't kill me for using very rough estimates. If there are better numbers, I will happily adjust the results.

    If we have 10 WRC cars doing 350 km of stages at average power consumption 150 kW (no idea how it would be in reality) and 1000 km of liaison at average 30 kW, doing some 100 km/h average on stage and 50 km/h average on liaison, and if we consider to have 20% unused battery in reserve, we get roughly 1400 kWh per car. That means you need 7 of these trucks for the ten cars per WRC event.

    Let's add for example 150 km stage length for PET and shakedown and you get to 9 of these charger trucks needed, i.e. nearly one per each car.

    Is that feasible to have? I don't know to be honest.
    I don't see why anyone would want to use a battery truck to charge battery cars. It doesn't have to be green, they just want to be able to tell people that its green.

    500kw generators are commercially available on trucks. If they put one on every stage start and allow a short fast recharge, they could start each stage with a full battery.

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