F1 » BMW, Renault push for turbo return in F1.


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Clint - Unregistered

August 29, 2008 5:32 PM

Why not allow advantages for those who produce more efficient engines with less emissions or running on sustainable resources?

If F1 can be pointed into a direction that will help normal road users then it would be a great idea.

Jim Eagan

August 29, 2008 5:44 PM

With the proper system of HP regulation and ballast, etc. Why not? Why not have a variety of engine types in F1?

Ferrari can have their V-12, Audi or Peugeot can enter a diesel (plus, with F1's trying to be 'green' it can run biodiesel), Toyota and Honda can have their hybrid systems (with or w/o turbochargers) in place .... the possibilities are endless. I think that would add an interesting element into the sport that hasn't been there in quite a while.

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

August 29, 2008 7:40 PM

Turbos got a bit ridiculous last time round - different engine specs for practice and race, engines changed before every session - power was high, fuel consumption was terrible and costs were astronomical.

The problem with F1 is the lack of overtaking caused by very high downforce and very short braking distances - old fogeys like me remember that overtaking used to happen under braking. The rule changes won't go far enough - I would like to see a complete ban on front and rear wings, narrower tyres and a ban on carbon brakes - you would then be guaranteed overtaking, close racing and entertainment

Tim M - Unregistered

August 29, 2008 9:01 PM

Getting rid of all the 'appendages' is GOOD--they are horrible. I was surprised to see that those totally OTT front wings are still pretty well there---surely if the front wings were just a simple one piece wing (like on the high speed oval Indycars)then they would have a minimal effect and be less influenced by a car in front. The F1 teams would no doubt complain that the cars would be undriveable but it wouldn't take them long to sort it --that's what they do. Turbos should definitely have a place in F1 (but NOT diesels)

otta****** - Unregistered

August 29, 2008 11:09 PM

If cost wasn't an issue and you made the only engine rule "you have to get at least N miles/btu", where N can be adjusted to slow the cars down or speed them up, you would have a very interesting setup. You'd see many different engine types, and probably see some technology that could significantly raise MPG in the real world.

Zer0 - Unregistered

September 01, 2008 5:32 AM

I am in full support of the return of turbo to F1. However to cut cost whilst provide better spectacle and related to road user, I have some idea:

1. Rev-limit the engine to 15k revs
2. Ban pneumatic valves (valves must be mechanically actuated. not all manufacturers have access to pneumatics and i believe it is the main cause why engine cost in F1 skyrocketed)

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