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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Just Observing - Unregistered

December 11, 2010 2:50 AM

All this makes me laugh... especially the ones going on abuot how rubbish a 4cyl turbo or the one in particular who reckoned he could make an F1 engine from an hyabusa... nearly pissed myself over that one

This is actually a bigger challenge to the engineers than the uninformed rabble assume... making hp is easy when you have virtually nothing to limit your development... but a rev limit, fuel pressure limit and a boost limit will have some teams doing some very interesting things... you may see some abandon things like pneumatic valves in attempts to gain reliability (most articals I've read describe no real advantage for pneumatic valves below 14000RPM).

But one thing I haven't read for these new rules is are there going to be rules regarding fuels and additives?

Just Observing - Unregistered

December 11, 2010 3:04 AM

Just as a little bit of extra info...

The current 2.4l motors are producing around 300bhp/l

The new 1.6l motors will need to produce around 470bhp/l

PLUS... the FIA is expecting all cars to have a 160bhp KERS (reported on BBC sport)

and personally I HATE the sound of current F1 cars... some of the MOTOGP bikes rev as hard yet actually sound better

duri - Unregistered

December 11, 2010 3:28 AM

I you hate the sound than sport is not for you.
Maybe you are bieber pop type person. Sorry for the limit of your physical ability.
Maybe next 10 year people talk at grandstand are louder than pass by F1 car lol.

The turkey - Unregistered

December 11, 2010 4:31 AM

I'll reserve my judgement on the sound of the turbos until I hear one. From memory the mid-80s 1.5l turbos sounded ok, about the same revs too although most were V6s - but who cared anyway when you were watching Prost v Senna.
As for team orders they are great fun when you've got a driver with the balls to ignore them - Hamilton & Webber would be likely candidates.

PS V8 supercars switched to 85% ethanol last year with barely a ripple.

Gaz - Unregistered

December 11, 2010 7:40 AM

'The engines will deliver a 35 per cent reduction in fuel consumption and will feature extensive energy management and energy recovery systems, whilst maintaining current levels of performance,' read an official statement from F1's governing body.


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