Dr. Acula wrote: ↑
Fri May 17, 2019 8:20 am
Jozsusz wrote: ↑
Thu May 16, 2019 4:17 pm
Guys, I have a question.
Did Ferrari want back in 2010-2011 the introduction of hybrid engines or they just voted for the V6 hybrid as it was the "minor worst" for them?
I'm not sure what you mean with "want back" but i think you mean if Ferrari were very keen to get the V6 Turbo hybrids. Well, if i recall it correctly Ferrari wasn't against the more complex hybrid system compared to what they had back then. But what they didn't wanted was an I4 Turbo Hybrid, which was what Renault suggested originally. Ferrari wanted a V-engine.
From an engineering standpoint the V6 is clearly the better choice for a car with a monocoque because a V-engine can be used as a structural element quite easily where an straight-engine would need extensive structural reinforcement or a subframe to mount the rear suspension.
Not just for an engineering standpoint, a small subframe would of handled that, plus if everybody had the same problem there wouldn't be a problem. It has more to do with marketing. A Ferrari with an inline four is out of the question. While Mercedes and Renault saw potential, road cars with a 1.6 turbo are kinda the sweet spot for a hot hatch, not the case for a bespoke sports car.
The Mercedes AMG A Class F1 Edition, or the Renault Clio F1 Sport (without a part of F1 tech, just an inline 4 with a turbo)