Hmm.. KERS problem. The engine load is fluctuating due to the KERS or MGU-H system chipping in and out.Rhodium wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMaovFFkNLQ
How did you come up with that?autogyro wrote:Renault have managed to extract more power from their engines than the other engine manufacturers for some time.
no.WillerZ wrote:Are you saying that this unreliability is a strategic play to make sure that no-one argues that their "reliability" updates are not needed this time around?
The simplest way to deal with this, is to not have such long rule lock down periods. For example change the engine rules every 2 or 3 years.NTS wrote:Unless you set the rules in such a way that the team that's behind is not allowed to improve and come back. If they wouldn't allow improvements when a frozen engine is clearly behind that supplier would just leave. No point in losing year after year without a chance to do anything about it.
Everybody kept updating its engine between 2007 and 2013. Not only Renault. and Renault didnt really focus on power, they focussed on driveabity, consumption, cooling, intelligent mappings and exhaust blowing...dans79 wrote:How did you come up with that?autogyro wrote:Renault have managed to extract more power from their engines than the other engine manufacturers for some time.
The only reason they where as good as they where during the v8 era was thanks to the many "reliability" updates the fia let them make. While making the "reliability" updates they managed to bring the max power output up to Ferrari & Mercedes Levels. Renault's real strength, was the fact the engine responded well to a broad range of mappings, again thanks to the "reliability" updates.
The way I understand appendix 4 of the regulations is that each part of the power unit is assigned a number of pointsPup wrote:They should just say that each manufacturer is allowed two updates within the first six months after the introduction of a new engine formula. They can do whatever they want in those updates - performance, reliability, whatever - but after that, they're stuck with what they've got.