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Old 01-02-2014, 11:30 PM   #21
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Increasing weight and dumping 50kg of fuel is going to cause a lot of problems. They need to rethink that regulation change.
I'm also curious about the front nose drop to 185mm. That's only 7.25" off the ground. It's gonna look like an Indy car.
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Increasing weight and dumping 50kg of fuel is going to cause a lot of problems. They need to rethink that regulation change.
I'm also curious about the front nose drop to 185mm. That's only 7.25" off the ground. It's gonna look like an Indy car.
Dropped nose looked great back in the 80's & 90's.

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They really just need to reduce aero grip and increase mechanical grip. These rules are getting redic.
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Have any specs been released for the engines? I'm particularly interested in compression/boost numbers.
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^ I read 3.5bar (50psi) boost pressure. No mention of compression in the article.

Direct injection is definitely going to help them with their fuel conservation problem.

edit: here is the article: http://www.carscoops.com/2013/06/ren...-liter-v6.html
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LOL anyone seen Ferrari test the new engines in a LaFerrari chassis to get around FIA test rules?
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Typical Ferrari move.
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I don't think details like that are currently available, and the engine manufacturers probably have a window of operation for each of those parameters, but they will be limited in what they can do by the simple FIA rule for linear fuel rate, and maximum fuel pressure (500bar) that they can achieve in the combustion engine's peak operating RPMs (over 10,500).

I have only just started reading recently about new engines, but they are gonna be a nightmare for the engineers (in a good way for the fans, if you can understand whats going on).
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Elderly Fan says the customer teams are fvcked lol #bless

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I know what they're getting at, but this still made me laugh. All I could think was, no sh!t, it's an engine.
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Operating the old V8's will be like childsplay compared to cooling these turbo cars, I can't wait for engine failures again. And RBR 2nd car ERS failures of course.
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Operating the old V8's will be like childsplay compared to cooling these turbo cars, I can't wait for engine failures again. And RBR 2nd car ERS failures of course.
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I wonder how different the next crop of cars will look. I don't think there will be that much variation except larger ducting or additional vein work perhaps.
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Less down force, more drag, more torque and more gears...it will be interesting to see how they do in the wet. Should bode well for Vettel and Hamilton; Kimi and Alonso not so much.
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the look of the cars will be something we 'adapt' to quickly, so that will look normal in no time...

I think the powerplant rules are much more interesting now, with ERS you have 160hp on tap to use at ANY time, at ANY speed on the circuit, for 33.3sec... but... if you wanted to you could use only 80hp of that boost for 66.6sec of the lap, or 40hp for 133.2sec per lap... or any combination in between. So we are def. going to see people playing with when and how much of the ERS boost is available.
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