WhiteBlue wrote:Power = torque * rotational speed
this is why it would be so simple to limit all 2009 engines to the same power output. you just have to have a torque sensor. rpm is already measured. and all the sudden teams would fight for every ml less of fuel consumption. Isn't that what the FiA wanted. and it would be perfectly fair for all.
It would be much easier to limit the fuel allowed and allow the teams to try to maximize that fuel for maximum power. And lower the fuel alocation accordingly. If they truly want an engine freeze, to save the money that would be poured into ICEs then leave the engines alone and lower the amount of fuel... the teams would have to make up for the power lost by way of KERS & HERS which is the tech of the future. They need to stop pouring money into these old tech(yes the current engines are of a late 90's era design) ICEs. The money saved from the engine freeze is then put toward KERS & HERS. The only monety spent on ICE's should be on a new engine forula for something like 2011 or so. 1.5 to 2.0L 4 or 6 cylinder turbo, Direct injection with no pneumatic springs(must have conventional valvetrain), must run on cellulostic bio-gas, no exoctic alloys and should last 5 to 6 races or so.