I recommend to have a closer look to one rule hollus has posted.Jolle wrote: ↑Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:55 pmmaybe very off topic from the original question, but I think this fuel flow limit is one of the key things mercedes got right compared to Renault and Ferrari in 2014. It is very counter intuitive that with every extra rpm above 10.500 the fuel per cycle is less. To keep the golden 1/14 fuel/air ratio, they have to limit the air above that rpm (lower boost) or run less then a 1/14 ratio. This combined that no fuel must go to waste. Compared to more rpm = more power and unburned fuel is no problem (even good for cooling) in the old N/A era
this is one of the reasons I do like the latest formula, a whole new way of thinking.
Well, we know that at 10500rpm they're allowed to reach 100kg/h flow rate. But how much fuelflow are they allowed to have at 5250rpm? Obvious isn't it...50kg...well, no!5.1.5 Below 10500rpm the fuel mass flow must not exceed Q (kg/h) = 0.009 N(rpm)+ 5.5."
So if they would go for the biggest bang per cycle, 10500rpm wouldn't even be that great.