F1 » McLaren: Turbo move, KERS return right for F1


McLaren chief engineer Tim Goss backs a move to KERS and turbo engines in F1

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spaghettieddie

May 06, 2010 12:33 PM

A lot of people I have noticed are not into the turbo yrs, I was, and still will be! I dont know if they will allow the horsepower of the earlier yrs. and know they probably will not but they were awesome! Talk about sick! Huge flames coming out the exhausts on downshifts. The technology is so different today so it will be different but will make F1 that much better. I hope they allow both engines (normally aspirated/turbo) it will make for interesting racing! :)

. Lucifer

May 06, 2010 12:46 PM
Last Edited 1628 days ago

Yes I remember the the turbo era, very fast!!!
An Alfa Romeo engine techy was being interviewed.
"How much horsepower do your engines have in qualifying?"
He answered...
"Unfortunately our engine dyno only goes up to 1490hp"!!!!!

Dont think they will ever acheive those HP figures again, they were using "rocket fuel". :p

stars and stripes - Unregistered

May 06, 2010 1:17 PM

Rawdawg

theres nothing efficient about a high perofmance turbo engine...they eat fuel just as quick as a much larger normally aspirated engine!

LOTS OF FUEL + LOTS OF AIR = BIG POWER FROM LITTLE ENGINE

Dako - Unregistered

May 06, 2010 2:02 PM

Doesnt anyone else think its strange that Mclaren are keen on a new design of engine after they are due too loose theirs after 2012 anyway with the deal they have with Mercedes?
They will be making there own engines soon so will be looking to start with a fresh sheet of paper the same as everyone else.
btw Im a Big Mclaren fan

Jen - Unregistered

May 06, 2010 2:44 PM

Nothing sounded as sweet as a V10 - except a V12!

Turbo's coming back sounds like a good thing. Too bad these half ****d modern F1 cars won't have the insane HP that the cars from the 80's had though.

Kers? It seems expensive and adds little to F1.

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