What I hope is that the teams have done some development of the V8s (but not been able to put it on the cars) over the freeze in anticipation of the regulations being opened up again with the same unit and we see a massive jump in power
donskar wrote:Four cylinder F1? I hope not.
Rotaries might be interesting but could introduce equivalency issues.
Not opposed to diesels, but somehow a diesel F1 with the prancing horse on the side just is not right.
I can close my eyes and hear a 2.4 liter V12. As Max would say, it hurts so nice.
Conceptual wrote:Pat Symonds said that the current "frozen" engine is a VERY expensive piece to manufacture, so just turning down the revs doesn't really save any money, unless the engines are made to last 4-5 races...
But anyways, I know that the rotary isn't as efficient as of yet, but that is the point to bringing them into F1. The money that would be used to develop them would more than likely overcome that obstacle, and last I checked, a rotary can run on gas or diesel with a simple injector change, so that alone may increase the efficiency.
donskar wrote:Scotracer, I hope you're right:
However, I seem to recall several references to cutbacks in F1 engine departments because of the freeze. Anyone else have any input on that point?
bazanaius wrote:I think this is an interesting point.
People say that the introduction of the new aero rules and KERS will help teams like renault and Honda get nearer the front, but personally I can't see it happening because we know for a fact that Renault's engine has problems with low end torque, and the honda is underpowered. This isn't going to change during the engine freeze and so they'll be at a disadvantage until this changes.
Teams I can see improving will be those who have competitive machinery but simply have started off too far down the grid to play (Toro Rosso, FIF1 spring to mind - I think we'll see them strongly in the mid pack).
Scotracer wrote:Red Bull switched to the Renault unit because of cooling reasons (the Ferrari engine apparently runs hotter) and they said there was no performance difference between the two.
Also, in 2006, the Renault and Ferrari engines were the two most powerful and the Mercedes was lacking (it just couldn't rev). So, how did Renault lose out so badly?
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