F1 » Red Bull success justifies Renault call


Report Comment

You are about to report the comment below to the Crash.Net moderators as being abusive. An abusive comment may contain profanity, personal attacks or commercial SPAM.

Please do not report this comment as being abusive if you simply disagree with the comment posted. If this is the case then you can click on the "disagree" icon () in the upper right of the comment's post to show your dissatisfaction.

Crash.Net moderators will view all reported comments and will act as they deem necessary. This may be editing the comment or total deletion.

The failed Renault alternator is a Renault part it is not linked with the Italian supplier Magneti Marelli. Overheating is the problem, we use various suppliers for the sub internals but we build the alternator so we are responsible for the integrity of the part (Rob White). The alternator is shaft driven off the crankshaft sitting in between the water pump and the hydraulic pump, it weighs 750g, is 5cm in diameter by 7cm long, maximum running temperatures are 200 degrees C for the copper windings and 150 degrees C for the bearings. Two of the four engine manufacturers use water cooling to cool the alternator, Renault uses air cooling.



© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.