2014 Engine rule towards homologation
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- 2nd July 2011, 13:00 at 1:00 pm #172646
McMaster, unfortunately we have to forget about the power output of the 80s cars as the fuel-flow is going to be severely restricted so they can pump as much air as they like in to the cylinders but only so much fuel, expect the amount of fuel available to be about what is needed for 5-600 hp today to get that fuel savings.21st July 2011, 17:01 at 5:01 pm #172647
While this topic was started 3 weeks ago before we knew what the rules were about. I thought it might be interesting to re-visit now that we have more knowledge. I think my optimism about the new engines only being restricted by fuel flow has to be tempered by the constraints imposed in the latest news release. Unfortunately my original thesis that this is a step towards a homologated single-design car has only been reinforced by the latest news on rules for 2014.22nd July 2011, 1:43 at 1:43 am #172648Prisoner MonkeysParticipant
Why, because the rev limit has been descreased?22nd July 2011, 7:41 at 7:41 am #172649IcthyesParticipant
To be honest I would not give two figs if there was a standard car. Although I don’t like the idea of a standard engine, it’s something we will effectively have to get used to when 2014 comes around.22nd July 2011, 16:05 at 4:05 pm #172650
@PM not because of the rpm limit but because so much of the engine is standardised ie. it will be a 90 degree V6, 2 intake and 2 exhaust valves, bore will be 80mm. and therefore stroke will be X for all, except for Al.alloy pistons the rotating assembly will be all iron based, the exhaust will be outboard of each bank, inlet will be inboard, etc etc. So the only real differences will come down to the reinforcement of the block casting and the shape and volume of the combustion chamber. One interesting restriction reflects the concern regarding “sounding right” ie. full fuel flow cannot be used below 10,500 rpm. meaning that an engine will not be allowed to develop maximum torque,let alone max power below that rpm, so on the one hand the FIA want engines to last longer but on the other hand they want the engines to be high reving to “sound right”22nd July 2011, 16:14 at 4:14 pm #172651
Icthyes, do you have a favourite team? or just a favourite driver? If you do have a favourite team how would you distinguish them from the other teams to justify your patronage if they all had the RB7 ? Secondly do you really think F1 would be as interesting if all the teams had identical cars like GP2 does ?
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