F1 » Mercedes: New engines won’t mean economy runs


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F1 racing is supposed to be a spectacular sport - not chess. If the cars do not have sufficient fuel at the start of the race to complete it at all out racing speed then it will be as stated - an economy run.If you have any kind of problem during the race you will not be able to overcome it by going faster - you will run out of fuel.The same situation exists with tires at present,lose some time due to a spin or being obstructed,go faster to catch up,wreck your tires,pit and change them,back to square one.In spite of Richards comment regarding engine costs I do not think he has grasped the complexity of the new powerplant.The turbo does not only provide pressurised air to the engine,at various times it also drives the kers generator and puts power directly to the wheels.The control system for this will be highly complex - and expensive.There will also be extra expense for intercoolers,wastegates etc plus this enhanced kers.There will be huge amounts of stored energy in the system which



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