Can pass everything except a petrol station.
From an owner, just had engine replaced, and still not working properly
Defensive mode now
Do you check you oil on all your modern cars? Golf GTI can use a bit, BMW bigger petrol engines use oil too. Possibly the problem with my RX8 was it wasn't using enough oil!
As for lack of torque, that's what the gearbox and nearly 9500rpm are for Most diesel engines probably have more torque than an F1 engine. See here, 202lb.ft torque for 2006 Toyota F1 engine, 2.0HDi Peugeot 236lb.ft (What Car Dec 2007, just happened to be handy).
Consider: your petrol car does 65mph at 6000rpm in 2nd gear. A formula one car revs 3 times higher, 18000rpm, and will be doing, depending on circuit for gearing, 200mph, which is just over 3 times 65mph. So there are 7 (or is it 8 now) gears, the longest of which is the equivalent gearing of somewhere between 2nd and 3rd on a road car.
To sum up, high revs and power over torque any day