The car will smoke if not cooled even after running just a few laps. F1 cars don't run fans and depend on the car moving to cool it.Pyrone89 wrote: ↑Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:52 pmI know, but a car startimg to smoke is not normal right?subcritical71 wrote: ↑Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:05 pmProbably normal. These guys are always swarming the car with fans when they stop. The AR guys are just being courteous and helping out until the RB guys get there.Pyrone89 wrote: ↑Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:10 pmThe car started smoking today after the finish. The Alfa Romeo guys (yes, not a mistake) started cooling it. So maybe the engine was run too hard?
https://twitter.com/Gianludale27/status ... verstappen
If they don't cool it you can damage the engine and especially the turbo with what is called heat soak. The smoke we saw was probably some oil burning off from the turbo perhaps.