Informed and interesting comments for Adrian Newey as usual brought to you by the excellent Adam Cooper. Might he be questioning the performance of Total?
Adrian Newey has made clear his dissatisfaction with the 2014 rules – and questioned the green credentials of the new technology.
The Red Bull technical director was initially asked how he compared the current cars to those of the past.
“That’s a very complicated question is the truthful answer to that,” he said. “I guess the other obvious answer to that is probably whether you have a Mercedes engine, a Ferrari engine or a Renault engine will cloud your answer to it, in truth. Such is the nature of Formula One.
“When you get into things like batteries then an electric car is only green if it gets its power from a green source. If it gets its power from a coal-fired power station, then clearly it’s not green at all. A hybrid car, which is effectively what the Formula One regulations are, then a lot of energy goes into…
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