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MaddMe

February 06, 2015 1:31 PM

F1 » Newey: F1 regulations place too much emphasis on engines


After last years horrendous season, I do feel that the engines should be tuned to a similar level... At least with aero, modifications can be made as the season progresses to help align the balance. The engine modification restrictions rulings prevent the full opportunity to close that gap. Every team has the ability to employ a design team to include an aerodynamic engineer (Newey may be the most successful, but, there are many who are equally as good)... F1 is supposed to be the pinnacle of Motorsport, but, just about any driver on the grid last year could have piloted the W05 to a win, such was the collossal difference in the engine.

MaddMe

February 02, 2015 6:35 PM

F1 » Horner: Prospect of 1000bhp in F1 is eye-watering


Rafal W: "A bigger engine by nature requires more fuel to run at the same speed as a smaller one. " At the same speed of what? A car? RPMs of an engine? What If you need a certain amount of energy to maintain your car's speed and you get it at 4k RPMs in a smaller engine and 1k RPM in a bigger one? Anyway, I am sure you know what I mean. And there is o point in beating this topic for any longer. Some other people will never get it, not my problem.
Considering I said test bed, it would indicate rpm... Nothing to do with car testing, in fact, not a car in sight... In a scenario where everything is very closely monitored, such as load, fuel flow and engine speed... And everything the bigger engine on the exact same load and speed funnily enough uses proportionately more fuel...

MaddMe

January 30, 2015 9:25 AM

F1 » Horner: Prospect of 1000bhp in F1 is eye-watering


Rafal W: "And I said, “My logic says the bigger the displacement the higher the fuel usage”. I asked you to explain." You used a word logic. Logic - Reasoning conducted or assessed according to strict principles of validity. So I simply asked you for your reasoning why "your logic" says what it says. It will make it much easier to know first what are your reasons to think this way. If you have no " strict principles of validity" it's no more "logic" and becomes a "gut feeling". If you have a limited fuel flow which you feed to an engine going WOT gives you exactly the same fuel usage per time regardless of displacement. I know people which get a lot worse milage in small cars with small engines than bigger ones. The reason is they always got WOT in a small car but never feel the need in a bigger one when enough torque is generated at much lower RPMs. Bigger engine gives you a bigger potential to burn more fuel if there is no fuel flow restriction and this is the reason that in practice yo
I have done enough engine test bed running to know that if you don't give the engine the required amount of fuel, it doesn't run properly... Having very closely monitored fuel flow it is very clearly visible that a reduced fuel flow rate equals reduced Rev count, this in turn means less power. A bigger engine by nature requires more fuel to run at the same speed as a smaller one.

MaddMe

January 29, 2015 4:24 PM

F1 » Horner: Prospect of 1000bhp in F1 is eye-watering


Rafal W: "I certainly know that my old 2 litre turbo used less fuel than my 2.5 turbo, so I too would also like to know how they can use the same fuel quantity with the bigger engine... " Did you accelerate harder in 2.5 or the same? I know it's hard to restrain when you can but if you'd install a fuel restrictor so it's max flow would be the same on both you would hardle see that difference. "everything else would have to be adjusted accordingly... Stiffer springs, stronger brakes, stronger steering components, etc, as well as harder tyres, not to mention the fact the chassis itself would need to be made far stiffer in order to cope with the additional power" It might be true about your grocery getter like EVO or STi but not F1. These cars are built as rigid as possible with a minimal required weight the main limit. Brakes are similarly maxxed out anyway, you can trade some longevity for a bit less bite but that's it. You must understand it's a different philosophy when you build an F1 car
Careful... You'll create wet keyboards all over the world....

MaddMe

January 28, 2015 11:52 PM

F1 » Horner: Prospect of 1000bhp in F1 is eye-watering


107SS2009:
Rafal W: Did you ask yourself why? Or it's just a gut feeling?
“A bigger displacement does not mean a higher fuel usage (consumption)”. Will you please elaborate? You fired that shot, I asked for an explanation.
I certainly know that my old 2 litre turbo used less fuel than my 2.5 turbo, so I too would also like to know how they can use the same fuel quantity with the bigger engine... Reading through some of these posts, it seems like some feel that the chassis of a modern f1 car can cope with any amount of BHP, but, they forget that just about everything else would have to be adjusted accordingly... Stiffer springs, stronger brakes, stronger steering components, etc, as well as harder tyres, not to mention the fact the chassis itself would need to be made far stiffer in order to cope with the additional power... Speed, power and money are all very closely related, but, the difference between them is far from linear....

MaddMe

January 07, 2015 11:19 AM

F1 » Honda wants ‘fair competition’ in F1


I actually feel that the complete Mercedes dominance is an issue that the FIA would be keen to end. After such an appalling 2014 season, which you could almost predict the race winner by the quali line up. I know in previous years the RBR was dominant, but, not 2 seconds a lap quicker than anything else out there. Yes, Honda have taken an additional year to build the engine and have the advantage of the knowledge of simplistic layouts, but, they have lacked the race conditions that the 2014 engines have been through in order to iron out the weak points...

MaddMe

January 24, 2015 11:32 AM

F1 » Ferrari boss calls for F1 ‘revolution’ to win back fans


Allow full car development with no restrictions, this would stop the one horse affairs that we are currently seeing... Get rid of KERS, DRS and allow drivers to actually block overtake manouveres, this will invigorate racing to become racing once more... For the time being, if the engine power was restricted to that of the lowest engine, they would all be much more equal and again racing may actually return...


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