jamsbong wrote:The Benz power cars are really fast! So fast that even the low budget Force India is able to make great impression on track and be faster than Ferrari.
I speculate that the 18000RPM rev limit made a significant difference in the way all the engines performed. Renault, Ferrari, Toyota just don't have the grunt at the slightly low rev compared to the Merc.
Impressive, I bet there will be protest later on... hehehe..
I wonder if the other engines can find a way around this?
xpensive wrote:Mercedes engine running hotter, that way making the cooling system more efficient?
xpensive wrote:Isn't convection of energy between radiators and the passing air-stream proportional to difference in temperature?
timbo wrote:xpensive wrote:Isn't convection of energy between radiators and the passing air-stream proportional to difference in temperature?
Well, of course. I learned that lesson hard when tried to cool thermostat tank without forced cooling (5 liters) from 25oC to below 20oC. It was a looong wait)))
Somehow I though of cooling system efficiency in F1 car in terms of drag it creates given same cooling requirements.
But yes, running a hotter engine with same heat output not only permits to dissipate less heat, but makes dissipation easier.
Users browsing this forum: 360Spider, Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], tepek and 8 guests