IanL wrote:We're currently prototyping a novel gearbox that can utilise CVT (without belts, cones etc) and provides complete, perfect seamless transfer of ratios - unlike the current 'seamless' system that has to 'blip' the engine throttle to adjust shaft speeds to cater for the ration change. In fact, our system provides Discrete Ratio, CVT or a combination of both if desired.
Our problem has been trying to find out exactly 'WHY' CVT is banned. We hope to receive feedback from F1 on the subject as there seems to be no reason other than possibly mechanical integrity - which does not plague our technology in the slightest.
http://www.eurekamagazine.co.uk/article ... able-.aspx
As for planned regulation changes and 'standardisation', it seems that F1 is trying to to outflank the Arabs. Personally, I agree with other responses that F1 is so popular precisely because of the innovation and creativity. Otherwise, why doesn't F1 simply make all the cars themselves and hand them to drivers on the day?.... Oh, that's already been thought of.
pgj wrote:With KERS being used next season, there is a lot of information coming out about CVT devices being used as a method for delivering power into the drive-train for flywheel KERS.
Scania wrote:If FIA don't do that, maybe 70% onroad cars will use CVT today.....
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