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    Default BBC - Volkswagen close to buying Red Bull F1 Team

    Are we gonna see Porsche F1 or Audi F1 or Bugatti F1 or Lamborghini F1 next year?

    Volkswagen close to buying Red Bull F1 team - BBC Sport
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    Another engine manufacturer in the mix would be great.

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    Nah, just another episode of "Ferdinand Piech takes over the world" I see many similarities with dr Evil

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    But Ferdi's gone now! And his arch-rival, Winterkorn is at the helm(intern?). He's been at odds with Mr. Piech for a long time. They really need to do something as they're committing marketing suicide with two of their brands, having market overlap, competing in the same series.

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    Would be great for the sport, however they [VW] might be cash limited if the EPA has its way with then.
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    The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday accused Volkswagen of installing software on 482,000 diesel cars in the U.S. to evade federal emission regulations, potentially exposing people to harmful pollutants.

    The German automaker adopted what the EPA called a "defeat device" to trick U.S. regulators into believing that its cars met Clean Air Act standards, the federal agency said in a statement.

    The agency said the diesel cars that violated federal standard were the 2009-14 Volkswagen Jetta, Beetle and Golf, the 2014-15 Volkswagen Passat, and the 2009-15 Audi A3.

    Those cars emitted nitrogen oxides, which can exacerbate respiratory conditions such as asthma, at up to 40 times the standard level, the EPA said.

    Volkswagen admitted to investigators that it had installed the defeat device, the EPA said.

    The automaker said in a statement that it's cooperating with investigators but won't comment further.

    EPA accuses Volkswagen, Audi of evading emission laws

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    Quote Originally Posted by bawareca View Post
    The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday accused Volkswagen of installing software on 482,000 diesel cars in the U.S. to evade federal emission regulations, potentially exposing people to harmful pollutants.

    The German automaker adopted what the EPA called a "defeat device" to trick U.S. regulators into believing that its cars met Clean Air Act standards, the federal agency said in a statement.

    The agency said the diesel cars that violated federal standard were the 2009-14 Volkswagen Jetta, Beetle and Golf, the 2014-15 Volkswagen Passat, and the 2009-15 Audi A3.

    Those cars emitted nitrogen oxides, which can exacerbate respiratory conditions such as asthma, at up to 40 times the standard level, the EPA said.

    Volkswagen admitted to investigators that it had installed the defeat device, the EPA said.

    The automaker said in a statement that it's cooperating with investigators but won't comment further.

    EPA accuses Volkswagen, Audi of evading emission laws
    Funny, that VW thought it could get away with that.

    The vehicles somehow knew when they were being tested, and the programming changed so as to comply with the government standards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Se7en View Post
    Would be great for the sport, however they [VW] might be cash limited if the EPA has its way with then.
    Now the next questions are, how much, and will this fine come out of the pockets of VWoA, or will it come out of VAG, Deutschland!

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    Yup. Perhaps they implemented this a s a temporary measure until they get their stuff in line, but it worked so good that they just left it there saving tens of millions

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    If VW enters F1 the person that came up the the programming for the emissions defeat should go to the race team, it's that type of creativity that gets you an edge.
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    Or, that type of creativity that gets you in trouble. Sooner or later.

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    With Red Bull's record they can get caught and still serve no penalty.
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