- May 3, 2006
- Manchester, UK
- Audi A3 1.4 TFSI Honda Hornet CB600S
1.5L v16? Surely that must be a horribly inefficient configuration.
Not really, the engines were fantastic, but the cars were apparently dogs to drive.
the car was great! the team just sucked at getting things done, and the engine was hugely unreliable
several times they registered for a race, yet didn't manage to assemble the car in time, and when they did, the engine didn't last a full lap...
but if they got everything right, they gave the ferraris a run for their money!
This reminds me of just how much I miss turbos in F1. Having seen most of the races from the 1982-1988 seasons, I must say the loss of turbos was a big one. One of the things turbos brought to F1 was a sense of unpredictability, and most of the seasons from 1982 to 1987 there were more than two drivers competing for the title. Then there was engine reliability, which could play a significant role in the results, usually putting Ferrari out of contentionFor anyone who doubts the aural capabilities of 1.5-1.6 l turbo engines going only to 12-13k rpm, please listen to this.