F1 » Renault ready to exhaust other options

Renault team boss Eric Boullier has admitted that the regie needs to get its head around the proposed changes to exhaust rules.

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CeeJay - Unregistered

June 16, 2011 12:53 PM

As has been said before, all the regulations we need are Width and a choice of engines (small turbos and large Normally Aspirated). Add a minimum height for the rear wing and smaller front ones that don't get knocked off and leave the rest to the teams.

soaum - Unregistered

June 16, 2011 1:08 PM

this article states that the blown diffuser will be banned from the British GP onwards. do they mean no more off throttle engine mapping? or no more blown diffuser? I am confused


June 16, 2011 1:33 PM
Last Edited 1779 days ago

i dont blame you for being confused. but it is basically off throttle mapping. red bull (in quali) inject fuel into the exhaust, to create a form of afterburner effect, but do not use it in race. but a similar effect is created by engine mapping. the blown diffuser is to be banned for 2012, as exhaust must exit BEHIND the diffuser. but with the engine mapping, if a driver can keep his foot on the throttle through a corner, he will be able to gain the same effect, so we will see some different driving skills(???)
the ban is not confirmed until after a meeting today of wmsc, and red bull will be objecting and could appeal, (as their system is currently within the regs). fia seem not to want innovation!

nb - Unregistered

June 16, 2011 3:06 PM

if the FIA cared about the environment they could have one less fly away race and it would save more fuel than is burnt in an entire season of F1 racing

clarrie - Unregistered

June 16, 2011 4:30 PM

nb - number of races aside - There should be encouragement for F1 cars to use less fuel. If FIA limited F1 cars to x amount of fuel per kilometer the innovation that would come out of it would benefit road cars and racing would be improved because teams would not be capable of using heavy down force and would have to look to better mechanical traction design.

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