F1 » Ferrari already dyno-testing 2014 engine

Ferrari is making progress with its 2014 F1 engine, revealing that it is already being tested at its headquarters in Maranello.

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August 29, 2012 8:42 PM

There will be no turbo lag.
There will be just about 600 hp out of it and they are expecting another 150 hp from the KERS.
But the maximum output of 600 hp from the engine will be limited in use because of fuel flow restrictions.


August 29, 2012 9:31 PM

What the FIA wasn't spelling out was that at least 50 percent of the much trumpeted about savings in fuel is due to the regulations making sure the new 1.6l turbo engine power output will be at least 150hp less than the current v8 turbocharger and all, another big chunk of the fuel saving will come as a result of the fuel flow restriction which will further limit the hp output that can be used in a race distance, technically and in short hp output is directly related/dependent on the amount of fuel an engine can be made to burn in the right quantity for a given cylinder size, F1 chosen path to hp gain since the v10 era was by ever higher revs this because the output limit of a concentrated upon cylinder size has long been reached using the materials as allowed by the rules.

Jay - Unregistered

August 29, 2012 9:33 PM

Didn't Ferrari have 1.5L v6 turbos in the 60s?

Probably dragged an old one out from under the table blow the dust off it lol

Hope they will have wastegate chatter like the rally cars

RicardoF1RST3 - Unregistered

August 29, 2012 9:52 PM

Turbo's were last used in F1 in the late 70's (Renault) then all through the 80's until turbo's were banned for 1989. 1500cc turbo's with straight 4 (Hart & BMW) or V6 (Renault / Ferrari / Honda / Porsche). Over 1000bhp, water injection etc but they sounded awful. It was fantastic when the V12 3.5L formula arrived. By the time the turbo's disappeared they were limited to 2.5bar and the cars had a specified amount of fuel for the race. That's why Mclaren won (virtually) everything in 1988 - Berger's Ferrari was as quick, but used too much fuel. It was soooo boring watching them plod round to save fuel. But atleast the circuits were more varied (Ostereichring, old Hockenheim, proper Silverstone (& Brands Hatch!), Kylami was cool to. Hey ho - progress.

pcxmac - Unregistered

August 30, 2012 6:48 AM

pretty soon Top Gear will be supplying a spec car for the teams to compete with. Maybe they can start dropping pianos randomly at different parts of the race, let the tv audience vote for time and location, that would get some ratings.

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