flattyre wrote:I think this might be the new sound of Formula 1 in 2013. The BMW M12 in this video is a 1.5 litre 4 cylinder turbo, reaches 9500rpm, around 400bhp. So, if anything, a less powerful version of what we may see.
You can't say it doesn't sound incredible when he floors it at 00:36. I think that this will sound a LOT better on TV than the 'whining' engines that we have today It might not sound quite as amazing in real life, but F1 is a TV sport anyway - I bet that we all watch 95%+ of the races collapsed on the sofa
gridwalker wrote:Would you say that this engine lacked "shock and awe"?
It is only a 1.5 litre turbo, after all ...
alelanza wrote:Strange that the press release doesn't mention forced induction, are we supposed to assume that falls under the 'extensive energy management' item?
n smikle wrote:See whiteblue.. the calculations we did on the max rpm of DI applications earlier in the thread was a good indication. Looks like 12,000 rpm is really possible.
Giblet wrote:Compared to a 3 liter v10 revving to 20,000, yes I would say it does.
What we know so far is that one Claiming Rule Team will be allowed to purchase the engine of another Claiming Rule Team, for a price that is expected to be between 50,000 and 75,000 Euros. The exact conditions of purchase, and the effect that buying an engine off a team will have on the engine allocation is still completely unknown. These details are expected to be decided early next year.
I wrote an analysis of the proposed claiming rule in July last year, if you are interested in the many risks involved in a claiming rule. When I asked Herve Poncharal about this, I was assured that the Grand Prix Commission does not expect anyone to actually claim an engine. The threat is merely there as a sword of Damocles, to keep everybody honest
hecti wrote:Beginning of rant (disregard if your not in the mood for rants):
Just give the engine manufactures a set amount of fuel to finish the race and let them design what ever they want in order to finish! The diversity of engine types would add so much to f1. Why does everything have to be so political, revolve around "greenness" and be restricted by money.
Giblet wrote:Well there we have it. Enjoy the noise for the next two years kids, after that it's all honking and whooshing.
I hope they are lovable. As much as many forumers hate to hear it, the noise is part of the appeal to many of us.
The end of an era is at hand.
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