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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.



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