manchild wrote:I still think since under 1 it says motor/generator it is basically dual function generator that acts as generator under braking and as motor when additional power is needed.
Anyway, I think that is either FIA or Allianz drawing with only text being changed to Hungarian.
I agree, Manchild. I think that Mikey wants to say that you can connect it to the engine or the brakes, even if he got wrong the law of energy and mass
conservation. Probably the engine is an easier one and this is no regenerative-braking. After all, the cars seem to be anything but fuel efficient! What is it? 2 or 3 km/lt? No help on global warming from F1...
Hey, this is another idea... what about restricting the fuel rate
instead of the displacement of the engine? Always thinking about driving finesse and energy efficiency, I guess.
But, what if we take the idea further and ask for, I do not know, 20% of the power to come from regeneration? This would be a big boost to this field of research and a nice F1 press oportunity. "We do
care, blah, blah... nanotubes, blah, blah... cleaner planet, blah, blah..." It would change Brembo forever... And all ballast would be replaced by ultracapacitors. (Another idea: why don't they use this already to have longer stints? Imagine the commotion... does it break the rules? I think they only limit your fuel
. You could even "refuel" it by radio frequency... My Gosh, how naive can they be? They do not live in Colombia, I guess.
This way, maybe, maybe, Ferrari would develop the next century engine once they discover something better (remember Tesla and Marconi, they seem good at it). This surely would make F1 the ruler of all series... let's really talk about leading edge research.
Then Mikey's idea would be logical. Imagine: what better place to put it that right ON the brakes where is easier to put energy back unto the wheel? Even traction control would be feasible, he, he, he. We would make Renault eat some dust at the starting grids, folks, with our incredibly clever magnetic starter-enhancer. You would need magnetic braking/regenerating disks, of course. Hey, this is a better basic design than the one in the drawing you showed us, even if, probably, it screws the unsprung mass... but I am being carried away.
mmmmm... now I see why they introduced it. They want to take us there step by step. Max Mosley could have good assistants. Damn!
As an afterthought, now I see that Max is the only guy in the planet that can make rules for a regenerative system that actually wastes energy
... Good irony for another post, I guess, but I'll make a note of it.
Thanks, guys, now I have some crazy ideas for the F1 car being designed in this forum!