Opinion on 2026 regulations

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Opinion on 2026 regulations

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The 90* V6 will be around for a while longer it seems. Thoughts? I think it's about cost savings; reducing ICE power density helps longevity permitting fewer engines per season, and the MGU-K was probably the most cost effective component to supply a corresponding increase in power.

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Re: Opinion on 2026 regulations

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vorticism wrote:
Mon Aug 22, 2022 2:58 pm
The 90* V6 will be around for a while longer it seems. Thoughts? I think it's about cost savings; reducing ICE power density helps longevity permitting fewer engines per season, and the MGU-K was probably the most cost effective component to supply a corresponding increase in power.
A 4 cylinder could be just as effective, vee or otherwise, considering the fuel flow limits.
Cheaper, lighter etc
To me, it all revolves around the fuel characteristics.

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As mentioned in the technical thread, one piece of the puzzle we may be missing is a yet revealed inclusion of active aero. RW DRS + 2009 FW DRS.

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What do people make of Audi's involvement in all this? They will supposedly be bringing their own bespoke power plant. Will it be totally removed from the RB-Honda-Porsche powertrain?

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vorticism wrote:
Sat Aug 27, 2022 4:08 pm
What do people make of Audi's involvement in all this? They will supposedly be bringing their own bespoke power plant. Will it be totally removed from the RB-Honda-Porsche powertrain?
Totally IMO, never the twain shall meet
Culturally consider the Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi Alliance and how that worked out...