hardingfv32 wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:32 pm
The FIA seems to be taking a serious approach towards the consumption of oil. There seems to be a claim that it can be as a benefit during Qualifying.
ASSUMING this is true: How could the oil consumption of the current engines (and rules) be modified between qualifying and the start of the race?
Well, these are no claims or assumptions. It is quite clear that teams are burning oil for performance, that is why they even changed the rules to avoid this next year.
Also the rule change makes quite clear how they do it: They simply feed oil mist through the crankcase breather into the intake. With a simple valve and a bypass line round the oil separator you can easily control the amount. With nice oil additives you can have a very well burning oil mist...
With a capillary you could even feed liquid oil, but I am not sure if this would be the best idea.
nevill3 wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:42 pm
The current regulations allow different oil specifications to be used between qualifying and race, the rumour is that some teams are running a less robust specification that gives a performance boost during qualifying and then replace it with a more durable specification for the race. The proposal is to insist on only one specification per event per engine.
The discussions about Hamilton's engine blow up last year were quite clear, that they use only one oil spec. And they changed it round the event to a thinner one and went back to thick oil afterwards. They are quite close on the limit with the oil, I do not see room for playing games with Q-oil.