If this spec is the first one with the IHI partnership materialised, it might be a big moment: is their development really going into the right direction! And is there really an efficiency gain.Snorked wrote: ↑Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:54 pmHonda's technical director Toyoji Tanabe explains:
https://sportiva.shueisha.co.jp/smart/c ... 21/post_8/We have always tried to introduce various technologies from the all-Honda Research Laboratory at All-Honda in order to boost the performance of the F1, but one of the great achievements is the aircraft engine development division in the turbocharger section (Honda I was able to improve the efficiency by putting the technology of the jet section) into the turbo developed jointly with IHI, in the form of putting the technology of Honda. "
ICE (internal combustion engine) Also, the company has introduced fine details and has optimized it in line with the new turbo. The effect obtained by this is only a few kW in terms of maximum power. However, as the efficiency of the turbo increases, it will be possible to increase the amount of power generation by turning more MGU-H (*) connected there and to increase the boost pressure of the intake air sent to the ICE.
※ MGU-H = Motor Generator Unit-Heat. A device that regenerates thermal energy from exhaust gas.
"The power is not 10 kW or so, but it is not such a level, but by distributing the portion where the efficiency of the turbo is increased, not only the turbo but also the MGU-H will be able to make use of ICE. The overall performance has been improved, which leads to a higher performance in the final than the peak power in qualifying. It is not flashy, but it can be expected that it will be a car that will be defeated on the track in the finals
If that is the case the power output might indeed come to terms with Mercedes and Ferrari. Hopefully after next winter.
Btw i dont buy that Ferrari PU is the benchmark now, only because of highest top speeds. Mercedes with their high downforce setup are hiding their pu performance. They said during wintertesting that they completely redesigned the engine and had significant efficiency gains. So Merc is still the benchmark if you ask me.
To back this claim it would be helpful to know the relation between power output and downforce / drag. Then you could make a better comparison between the power units