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DennisKwok

February 17, 2015 12:02 PM
Last Edited 68 days ago

F1 » The future of F1: HAVE YOUR SAY


The problem with F1 isn't the product, but how the product is marketed and promoted to the younger generation. I'm a science school teacher and the number of young people actually interested in F1 is depressingly low and generally confined to the 'geeks'. When you consider the technology, speed, money and glamour that goes into F1, it's crazy to see just large the percentage of young people is that haven't got the foggiest clue about F1. It's utterly disgraceful the distain that F1 has for social media and alternative ways of engaging the younger generation and making is accessible to them. Instead, they continue to give an elitist stance, relying on an ever ageing hardcore population of fans, who are willing to pay out extortionate prices for tickets and/or pay TV channels. The power-brokers of F1 do not seem to be interested in investing in the future of the sport. Instead, they seem to be content to sit in their ivory towers, ignorant to the fact of an every decreasing audience....

DennisKwok

January 28, 2015 10:18 PM
Last Edited 88 days ago

F1 » Renault seeking ‘at least five wins’ in F1 2015


Hi richard, what official FIA outputs are you quoting from to get a figure of 880bhp? Please post them, so I can see for myself. I can only assume that you quoting power figures from 2001. Yes, none of the V8s broke the 800bhp barrier. You only need to use common sense to work that out. Somers and Scarbs have not said anywhere catagorically that Mercs advantage is electrical. If they have, please point me in the right direction. It is widely known that Mercs powertrain advantage is largely mechanical, as they're the only ones using a split-turbo arrangement, which allows them to use a bigger compressor without incurring excessive intake charge temps and also reducing pressure loss.

DennisKwok

January 28, 2015 7:15 PM
Last Edited 88 days ago

F1 » Renault seeking ‘at least five wins’ in F1 2015


richard: for goodness sake! do some research! the mercs advantage is in their pu. the collection and rapid release of electrical energy! and yes, in the v8s, the merc gave 880 bhp, the ferrari 850 bhp and the renault 800-820 bhp! you mightnt like it, but those are simple facts.
Finally, despite V8 engine development being frozen, Mercedes and Ferrari still managed to up their power output by developing the engine ancilliaries, which was legal, but not in the spirit of the regs. Renault followed the rules to the letter and fell behind, but were then allowed dispensation to modify their engine to close the gap. At the end of the V8 era, the Merc still had a power advantage, but it was thought to be only around 20bhp at the most, which the Renault clawed back in low and mid-range torque. This punch suited the Red Bull perfectly, as their car was amazing in low and mid-speed corners due to their exhaust blown diffuser technology, which Vettel was able to

DennisKwok

January 28, 2015 7:05 PM
Last Edited 88 days ago

F1 » Renault seeking ‘at least five wins’ in F1 2015


richard: for goodness sake! do some research! the mercs advantage is in their pu. the collection and rapid release of electrical energy! and yes, in the v8s, the merc gave 880 bhp, the ferrari 850 bhp and the renault 800-820 bhp! you mightnt like it, but those are simple facts.
Here's some research for you...in the V8 era, not a single one of the engine manufacturers came anywhere near to cracking 800bhp, so where you're plucking a figure of 880bhp from is bewildering. I suggest you read the 'last of the V8s' article on racecar-engineering dot com my good man. Although, you may not like it, as it states the facts. The most powerful 3.0l V10 engines were pumping out around 960bhp. With the displacement reduced by 20%, the top end power took a proportional decrease to go with it. Then if you introduce the 19,000 and 18,000rpm limits, you're left with V8 engines that produce around 750bhp. V8 development was also frozen.

DennisKwok

January 28, 2015 7:07 PM

F1 » Renault seeking ‘at least five wins’ in F1 2015


richard: for goodness sake! do some research! the mercs advantage is in their pu. the collection and rapid release of electrical energy! and yes, in the v8s, the merc gave 880 bhp, the ferrari 850 bhp and the renault 800-820 bhp! you mightnt like it, but those are simple facts.
As for your statement that the 2014 Merc powertrain advantage was in their 'pu' (I assume you mean their ERS systems), again you're wide of the mark. Due to the strength of the ICE, Mercedes ran their ERS systems relatively conservatively, with plenty of scope left for extra headroom. This is the area where they will make their gains. For a demonstration of just how much more powerful the Merc ICE is compared to the others, you only have to look back to Canada last season. Despite having zero electrical boost, Rosberg was able to hold onto second place on a circuit where horsepower plays a huge role.

DennisKwok

January 27, 2015 6:56 PM
Last Edited 89 days ago

F1 » Renault seeking ‘at least five wins’ in F1 2015


richard:
DennisKwok: So, Renault's aim is to be only 30bhp down on Mercedes compared to where they at the end of 2014? Ok, so if the rumours coming out of Brixworth are true, that leaves Renault the best part of 80bhp down come Melbourne. Theoretically, Renault will be even further behind in terms of bhp than they were last year.
of course rumours mean nothing! however, when renault engines last won the wdc (for 4 years!) they were 80 bhp down on the merc. that didnt stop them, did it?
Rumours do mean something if they have substance. It's been widely known that Mercs bhp advantage mainly comes from their ICE due to the unique spilt turbo arrangement and they still have lots of scope left to improve their ERS systems and software integration. Also, are you seriously saying that in the 2.4l V8 era, the Renault engine was 80bhp down on the Mercedes? Don't be silly.


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