F1 » Brawn: I won't give up until Mercedes are on top

Ross Brawn says he isn't going anywhere and that he will remain with Mercedes GP until the team is triumphant.

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January 02, 2011 12:35 PM

Richard a happy new year, yes I have seen it/read about it.
The new engine rules being the result of a politically confusing power struggle are getting confusing, this is because the real aim for their existance is not an honest one, aimed at/intended results/numbers are being hidden or distorted/contaminated by greenery/economy/environment and a lot of things that are just not compatible with F1 racing.
Of interest but being kept very low are. The development is estimated by Cosworth at $30million, by boost restriction the engines will produce 600 HP, this HP restriction is where the bulk of the 35% saving in fuel will come from, to match the current engines 750 HP a KERS having an output of 150 HP will be used.


January 02, 2011 12:58 PM
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sunny. i thought that they were anticipating 750bhp? if that was so, and cossie say they can deelope for 30m, then maybe they should go back to the old combined rules, ie 1.5 turbos, capped at 750bhp, plus 2.4 na, also capped at 750 bhp. that might throw up some interesting racing!
the rules have already been put back from 2012 to 2013. another delay possibly?


January 02, 2011 2:05 PM

Richard, it is not technically possible to produce the same amount of 750 HP and have a fuel consumption saving of 35%, in some but not all cases a turbocharger can give a saving of 5%.
Producing HP from an IC engine is dependent on the amount of air (oxygen) that can be crammed into its cylinder's, this air (oxygen) and fuel will be used at a ratio of 14.7:1 no matter the configuration/size of engine, the ratio of 14.7:1 is called stoichiometric point or lambda=1.0 which is the theoretical correct amount of fuel to combine with all the available oxygen to make the most power.

Whither Alonso

January 02, 2011 7:02 PM

Well, if Ross seriously wants M-B on top it's simply time to jettison Schumie. It's been a good publicity stunt, indeed.

Before you draw and quarter me I drive two M-B including an AMG, so I have more than a passing interest in M-B's success as a Marque.

me - Unregistered

January 03, 2011 3:54 AM

Whither Alonso and by driving a merc gives you what qualfications to say people of the stature of merc team principle RB who thinks MS will do the business in this years car but you know better because you have driven in how many championships????


January 03, 2011 4:20 PM

Mercedes GP did not take long to submit their 2011 challenger to the first round of FIA crash tests and, according to reports, the car passed them quite easy. Which means that Ross Brawn and his team of designers can now fully focus on the aerodynamics of the new car, since the chassis has already proven worthy of the current FIA standards for F1. The news was reported by French commentator Jean Louis Moncet, who wrote in his Auto Plus column that the 2011 Mercedes, code naamed the W02 has been tested by the FIA in similar fashion with how it tested the Ferrari 2011 car shortly after Christmas. Mercedes GP therefore becomes the second F1 team to have their chassis crash tested successfully a month before the official start of the winter testing.
Several other crash tests will follow, but it is believed this first one was the most important.
The ones to follow will focus on car parts.
While the location of Ferrari's crash test was disclosed, it happened at the CSI facility near Milan, M


January 03, 2011 4:23 PM

. . . it happened at the CSI facility near Milan, Moncet did not disclose the facility where the Mercedes W02 was tested. What's interesting is that the news comes in the same day Michael Schumacher is celebrating his 42nd anniversary. Both the Ferrari and the Mercedes engineers and designers will work at full speed to ensure the main package for the 2011 campaign will be up and ready by late January, when their challengers will be disclosed to the media.
A few days later, the first official test of the winter kicks off in Valencia, on the Ricardo Tormo Circuit, where the majority of the F1 teams will present their new cars for 2011.

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