Micro tube radiators

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Hi,
I've just read in this year January issue of Racecar Engineering an article about the microtube radiators, and it seems they have a lot of advantages, but I've never seen them used on a F1 car. Is there any team that uses them?
I'm still learning English so please excuse me if my English is not good enough and feel free to correct me via PM if you want.

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I'm not versed the construction of the radiators, but I would hazard a guess that F1 teams have some of the most advanced radiators on the market. Does this mean they use microtubes? I don't know, but if not I can't imagine it will be long until they do.
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Ferrari uses them as the heat exchanger on the engine side of the intercool system

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These guys make micro-tube radiators and have a great website: https://mezzotech.com/performance-appli ... radiators/

They have info on an Indy Car application and some good pics of other designs, one of which would seem to be an F1 part (Below). Maybe. The bottom image, showing how open the radiators are, is pretty amazing. It's worth mouse-ing around and seeing everything.

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e36jon wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:36 pm
These guys make micro-tube radiators and have a great website: https://mezzotech.com/performance-appli ... radiators/

They have info on an Indy Car application and some good pics of other designs, one of which would seem to be an F1 part (Below). Maybe. The bottom image, showing how open the radiators are, is pretty amazing. It's worth mouse-ing around and seeing everything.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/893/65sSI4.jpg

Cheers,

Jon
Actually the article was talking about that producer and me too was amazed by how much open those radiator are.
I've never seen an image of a F1 radiator made with such a technology.
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Xwang wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:43 pm
e36jon wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:36 pm
These guys make micro-tube radiators and have a great website: https://mezzotech.com/performance-appli ... radiators/

They have info on an Indy Car application and some good pics of other designs, one of which would seem to be an F1 part (Below). Maybe. The bottom image, showing how open the radiators are, is pretty amazing. It's worth mouse-ing around and seeing everything.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/893/65sSI4.jpg

Cheers,

Jon
Actually the article was talking about that producer and me too was amazed by how much open those radiator are.
I've never seen an image of a F1 radiator made with such a technology.
Jolle wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:49 pm
Ferrari uses them as the heat exchanger on the engine side of the intercool system


But it's not a radiator

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I think I posted this question 2 years ago...

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But it's not a radiator
Well, all radiators are heat exchangers; are all heat exchangers radiators? Seems like semantics to me.......

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I thought this all felt familiar... Doing a search for "Microtube radiator" on the forums yielded results in 2014, 2018, and 2019.

I do not recall having seen any of the F1 radiators/coolers viewed dead-on in any of the pit photos. Ditto for MotoGP. Has anyone?

When I first heard about this style of heat exchanger I was excited for a friend with a Porsche Turbo, thinking this would be a more compact air-to-air intercooler. Nope. Air to water, yes...

Jon