F1 Oil Tank, a closer look

All that has to do with the power train, gearbox, clutch, fuels and lubricants, etc. Generally the mechanical side of Formula One.
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Re: F1 Oil Tank, a closer look


Thanks for this Brian.

Like everything in F1 these days it is an unbelievably complex solution. So many molded parts to this item.

Diffuser in Ti ? Maybe to eliminate potential corrosion in this non-serviceable part ?

I'm curious, what is the inside diameter of the main inlet? Looking at the photo's I wouldn't think velocity of oil flow was a main design driver for this centrifuge, after all, the inlet includes a fairly sharp near 90 degree bend.

That said, I don't have any real experience here.

Paul Van Der Linden