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    Quote Originally Posted by Mise View Post
    What worries me is the new trend where companies don't want their brand to be associated with motor sport.
    Recent VAG, Ford and even Tesla developments actually counter this.

    Skoda - mentioned Enyaq presentation and RS model version
    VW - ID.R on Pikes Peak, Nordschleife, Goodwood, also announced there will be an R version of ID3
    Ford - Mustang MachE 1300 hp version for publicity
    Tesla with model 3 performance and recent track fever with Model S plaid

    What seem to be the case is that companies don't want to be associated with fossil fuel motorsport, but they use electric motorsport.

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    There were 2 adverts with Kris
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    Those who insist that motorsport series using ICE's are at risk should look to Daimler's CEO comments on Mercedes F1 future: https://www.f1-fansite.com/f1-news/k...ould-be-crazy/

    Basically, Mr. Kallenius reconfirmed Mercedes F1 program through two principles: cost cutting measures and more efficient hybrid systems. No need for full electric.
    Rally addict since 1982

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Power View Post
    Those who insist that motorsport series using ICE's are at risk should look to Daimler's CEO comments on Mercedes F1 future: https://www.f1-fansite.com/f1-news/k...ould-be-crazy/

    Basically, Mr. Kallenius reconfirmed Mercedes F1 program through two principles: cost cutting measures and more efficient hybrid systems. No need for full electric.
    On the other thread, someone said that hybrid is a dead end and no money should be spent on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    On the other thread, someone said that hybrid is a dead end and no money should be spent on it
    EV's lobby is nowadays hugely influential in the media, making people to forget that ICE's (at least in hybrid mode) will still be around for a long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Power View Post
    EV's lobby is nowadays hugely influential in the media, making people to forget that ICE's (at least in hybrid mode) will still be around for a long time.
    The thing is that ICE's can be sold to those who like them virtually without any marketing as long as there's fuel available. Meanwhile, more marketing money is spent on "greener" alternatives.

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