ESPImperium wrote:They could have it as one of the engine maps.
But im pretty shure that they can select 4, 6 or all 8 cilinders for any part of the race, as to concerve fuel when under a saftey car period or on the parade lap, even on the out lap to the grid from parc ferme.
It could be done in with a RPM limiter as most cars have one to select in a engine map or a RPM selector on the steering wheel like the BMW Sauber.
mx_tifosi wrote:Yes, cylinder deactivation is now common on road cars, and IIRC at least only the McLaren Formula One team has developed a way to deactivate some cylinders for use when idling at the end of the pit exit. Although it's not improbable that some other teams also have that technology.
But I seriously doubt that cylinder deactivation is used in Formula One for the means of conserving fuel, since the engines are at WOT for most the time on track, and deactivating cylinders would reduce power, making them dead weight to carry around. Seems pretty illogical to say something like that IMO.
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