F1 » FIA reveals F1 engine, team orders and tyre changes


F1's governing body the FIA has unveiled a raft of regulation changes for the coming seasons, from the abolition of the team orders ban to the introduction of 'greener', 1.6-litre turbocharged engines

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JOHN - Unregistered

December 12, 2010 5:47 PM

Thought it would be exciting- the new engine- if only to see them blowing up all over the place!! However 12000rpm? Our road cars will be faster.....some day......

Ian S - Unregistered

December 12, 2010 6:55 PM

I remember well the 'glory days' of the last generation of turbo cars. Fast but very, very fragile seemed to be the norm, and I don't see these being any better. Are we to be 'treated' once again to the spectacle of only 3 or 4 cars amking it to the end of a race? How they can maintain the same performance with a 12K rev limit seems to defy common sense too.

Ian S - Unregistered

December 12, 2010 6:55 PM

I remember well the 'glory days' of the last generation of turbo cars. Fast but very, very fragile seemed to be the norm, and I don't see these being any better. Are we to be 'treated' once again to the spectacle of only 3 or 4 cars making it to the end of a race? How they can maintain the same performance with a 12K rev limit seems to defy common sense too.

Ian S - Unregistered

December 12, 2010 6:59 PM
Last Edited 1346 days ago

@equator. you might like to reflect that the majority of the teams are British, most of the technology is British, most of the engines are either built in Britain or are reworked in Britain and most of the chassis are built in Britain. Why get your knickers in a twist then if the majority of comments are coming from Britain?
EDIT by CRASH.NET! to remove unwarranted comment.

107SS2009

December 12, 2010 7:52 PM

Some people on here asks, how is a four cylinder rotating at about half the revs going to match the output of a two point four litre V eight, some are asking for unlimited boost, others think we will have a lot of blown engines.
The following should be considered.
Thirty years ago using a second hand cast iron block a one point five litre turbo was producing one thousand five hundred HP at half of to-days engine revs.
The proposed one point six litre turbo engine will have to be boost limited to produce the same power as the tow point four litre V eight if not it will Easley produce two thousand HP.
At the proposed revs and with to-days know how and materials reliability will be no problem.

richard

December 12, 2010 8:17 PM

yes , sunny, the low boost will certainly increase reliability. as i have said before, i dont like turbos, but... if the power is to be the same as with the 2.4 v8, there will be little to complain about. the cars will be just as fast , maybe even a little faster , just the sound will e a little different!

off to rb country tomorrow!

CJD

December 12, 2010 9:14 PM

so - actually we are back in the eighty's - BMW M12/13/1 from 1986 to 89 - you even have a soundsample there ...
almost same spec's the new engines will have.

h**p://www.gurneyflap.com/bmwturbof1engine.html

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