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Old 24 Sep 2018, 20:56 (Ref:3852470)   #91
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Hydrogen's a pesky beast, with its single proton and partner electron. It slips through some metals like they're not there, and binds with others at stupendously low temperatures to make weird crystalline stuff that has bizarre properties.

I'm really not sure I'd be happy with a cylinder of cryogenic hydrogen a few inches behind my backside in a racing car. And I definitely wouldn't be rushing towards one in the event of a crash.

It's also not that energy dense, so you'd need an awful lot of it, which makes it even scarier!
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To be fair, that was the original argument against hydrocarbon powered vehicles - electric was the future at one point! And then we engineered our way out of that
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So I've looked into it a bit more and it seems that a hydrogen ICE requires the hydrogen to be kept in liquid form, which means very cold and under extremely high pressure - which is a problem. It can be done, there are road cars that do it, but it is a little harder than I thought it was.

But I'd still prefer that for the noise and gears. I feel like that's part of the show, and since this is a sport, the show is important (to an extent, obviously).
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