OUCH!!!!!! I dont like the sound of that, but I like the idea of the drive down. :rbWe hope it's a great weekend, we have always wanted to go but for some reason or other have never gotten around to it.
As for the Spanish GP, I've not been to the race, but really like the city of Barcelona and would be quite happy to go back again sometime.Taking in the GP would be a nice bonus.
I would not wish to take the SLK though, last time we were there we noticed that every car has bangs and scrapes on each corner. Parking is a total nightmare. I would not be happy to find someone using our car as a parking brake..
This is a prime example why the Indianapolis 500 has gone down the tubes. Not allowing technical excellence rule.... They are very quiet at high speed too, all rather odd for a race car with a 5.5L engine.....
The problem is that because diesel is higher density than gasoline, having the same size tank means that the diesels are carrying more fuel (carbon) and can go longer between pitstops. Also, diesel engines are inherently more efficient that gasoline engines because they have higher compression ratios and no throttle plate. They also produce more torque at lower engine speeds and don't rev so high. So for an endurance race, going diesel has a number of fundamental advantages over gasoline, which makes it 'unfair'.This is a prime example why the Indianapolis 500 has gone down the tubes. Not allowing technical excellence rule.
Let technology win the race. I believe they should remove the weight and fuel tank size penalties on the diesels and let the others catch up without their numerous restrictions instead of the allusion called competition parity. That improves technology.