Teams declare how much fuel they are going to run, cars are then fueled and randomly selected prior to the race to b weighed. They then pull all the fuel out of the car and weight it again so measure how much fuel is in the car. Ferrari have gone through this process randomly 10 times this year, so trying to cheat would be very risky. The cars then go through this whole process again at the end of the race (all cars this time i believe) to workout how much fuel they've used vs what they declared.henry wrote: ↑Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:52 amHow do you think they monitor the 110kg limit?Maplesoup wrote: ↑Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:58 amFuel flow meters don't measure the overall amount of fuel being used. It measures the fuel flow every 100m/s or so to ensure they don't attempt to push more fuel from the tank to the engine than is allowed. They could compile this information to get an overall estimate but it would be just an estimate.
My understanding is that they have always integrated the FFS readings over the course of the race . The TD at the beginning of the year allows them to validate the FFS estimate using the pre-race declared fuel weight and post race weighing.
Its unlikely any teams use 110kg of fuel simply because of the weight and the effect it will have on the tires. So the limit is there but no one is going to try to go over it because you basically give yourself a weight penalty at the beginning of the race.
Ferrari don't have just a pure engine advantage they also have a drag advantage hence why they accelerate so quickly. The new technical directives have had very little effect for Ferrari, since the TD's where issued Ferrari have simply been running more downforce so their advantage in the straight line has been lessened but its been confirmed that their performance in the corners has improved from the extra downforce.