dans79 wrote:I'd assume it was because half the cylinders had minimal back pressure, so less energy was spent on getting the exhaust out of those cylinders.bill shoe wrote: Current F1 power units have the MGU-H which can spool up the turbo, so this is an effective way to address the turbo lag. I don't understand exactly where the power gain came from, meaning I couldn't sketch a PV diagram that showed the advantage.
This was my thought as well. One bank would have enough energy to keep the turbo near the pop off valve pressure just get there slower. I'm curious what the valve timing was bank to bank.