supermarine wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:13 pm
The annoying thing about the way this has been handled is that the really interesting technical details will never be known. I would love to know how Ferrari were doing what they were doing and how much extra fuel they were able to get into the engine than was legal as a result.
Does the 4.88kg anomaly in LeClerc's fuel load at Abu Dhabi tell us anything about the latter? Being really simplistic about it, if we assume they should have had about 100kg of fuel in the car does that mean Ferrari were using around 5% extra than they were admitting to? If so, was the performance advantage of the Ferrari PU we were seeing consistent with fuel flow rate of around 105kg/hr? Anyone have any thoughts?
I don't think there was ever more than 100kg of fuel in LeClerc's car. Aa far as I can remember discrepancy was from 90 to 95 or something like that. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you can have more fuel in the car. You just can't burn more than 100kg/hr.
Questions for tech savvy people who know the rules: Is it legal/possible to get fuel mixture (very poor with fuel) into the combustion chamber, but not burn it during off throttle, then store it somewhere else and return to engine via turbo during throttle phase (early throttle phase)? It is not stored anywhere before injectors. What are the rules for fuel after it passes trough injectors? I have really basic knowledge of ICE and turbo so don't be harsh with replies