CarMeister, I am neither joking, nor does it matter to me if you said that.. Your post makes it sound like it is somehow "bad" that the P1 has no hot lap mode. But my post is clarifying that it does not matter at all since a hot lap mode is not needed and would add nothing.
So again, I am honestly not sure what you are trying to claim.
You are correct, the porsche needs a "hot lap mode" for some reason to achieve a faster time on the ring. This makes little sense and the P1 does not need it. A "hot lap mode" would add nothing because the P1's ECU does not make the car slower in hybrid mode.
With all due respect. I think you're confused, and didn't read/understand what I was responding to. And I'm to lazy to re-read ISV's question. But quite frankly, I think you're overreacting. "Hot lap" came up; cause ISV mentioned the 918 running out of charge, and speculated why, what it would to on it's further laps (while mentioning the P1 as well)? That was the entire premise for my response.
FYI/According to Porsche: The 918 could to 7-7:02 on the Ring in "Race Hybrid mode" where it regenerates the battery constantly via engine and brake regeneration. As you know, this time is currently faster than anything we know of the P 1. This is a time it should do over and over again as well. As I said in my response: the 918 has ran on various tracks for owners, writers and drivers alike in Race Hybrid, while keeping a steady charge. So what you're implying ("the 918 needs a hot lap mode") is not an issue.
I repeat. It's just the 918's battery is so big, it can practically do the entire ring with out engine regeneration. That's a bonus (and really so hard to understand)!? Though in reality, the overwhelming majority of owners would never need to use it ("Hot Lap"). And it certainly does fine by itself in Race Hybrid. But of course the big battery, has it's benefits on the track and the real world (performance, cabin conveniences, etc.), besides "Hot Lap" mode. It just makes the 918 a versatile vehicle. I was only addressing a question regarding battery depletion, additional laps with the 918. There is/was no "fanboyism".
The P1 was never criticized. That was your interpretation? I was just answering, addressing the two vehicles, regarding the 918's recent Ring Video with Lieb at the helm, in lieu of ISV's comments. "Hot Lap" on the Ring, essentially means the 918 has a bigger battery, which we already knew.
I hope that helps (for good)? Whew!