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Renault reveals 2014 engine

Renault reveals the new engine it will provide to F1 teams for the 2014 season
Renault has unveiled the new turbo-charged engine that it will provide to teams for the 2014 F1 season.

The French manufacturer revealed the new unit at the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, with the engine being named as the Energy F1 in reference to the sport's move towards more environmentally friendly engines featuring energy recovery systems.

The maximum power of the new engine will exceed the output of current V8 F1 engines but with improved fuel efficiency, with teams set to use 35 per cent less fuel than with the engines currently being used.

Red Bull and Caterham will both retain their engine deals with Renault for the new season, while Toro Rosso has also inked a deal that will see it switch from Ferrari.

Lotus has yet to announce its plans for 2014 but is expected by many to stick with Renault for another year.

“From next year, one of greatest challenges in F1 will be to maximize energy efficiency and fuel economy while maintaining the power output and performance expected of F1 cars,” Jean-Michel Jalinier, President of Renault Sport F1, said. “Renault has pioneered this technology in its road car engine range with the Energy series.

“Naming the Power Unit Energy F1 creates an unbroken range, from the Clio through to our competition department.”

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June 22, 2013 1:23 PM

Yes it is an intercooler on the left side that is when facing the engine from the back of the car, intercoolers are allowed as they are a must, the Renault picture shows the MGU-H placed in front of the turbo and to the left (so it uses a gearbox) and not in between the turbo impellors. The term heat recovery from brakes and exhaust gasses (ERS) can easily mislead/confuse the not so technically minded a simple explanation might be of help. KERS makes use of one MGU-K (kinetic), this MGU (motor/generator) is connected to the crankshaft via a tiny gearbox and clutch it’s RPM is twice that of the engine , it is switched on (rotated) via the clutch (1) when the driver hits the brakes (acting as a generator) to charge the batteries, or it is switched on (rotated) via the clutch (2) when the driver presses the KERS button (acting as a motor) to add power to the engine. The 2014 ERS system will have an MGU-K (kinetic) of twice the power output, it will also have another MGU-H (heat) fitted


June 23, 2013 5:56 PM

People that follow F1 should not let themselves be fed BS such as this (impressive torque output) from the new 1.6 l v6 as what counts in F1 RACING is the power output of the engine. Engine power output plus ERS included these cars will be slower over a lap and so they will also be easier to drive. When it comes to this sort of racing it is power output that really counts.

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