The rundown of F1 engine configuration standardization tradition evolution gradually since 1989-present (except 2006)

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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The rundown of F1 engine configuration standardization tradition evolution gradually since 1989-present (except 2006)

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1989-1994 - 3.5 liter naturally-aspirated V8, V10 & V12 engines (V bank angle various)

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1995-1997 - 3.0 liter naturally-aspirated V8, V10 & V12 engines (in 1996 V12 engines eventually retired permanently in Formula 1 + V bank angle still various)

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1998-2005 - 3.0 liter naturally-aspirated V10 engine (V bank angle still various)

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2006 - 2.4 liter naturally-aspirated V8 engine (V bank angle only 90 degree) and 3.0 liter naturally-aspirated V10 engine (V bank angle only 90 degree)

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2007-2013 - 2.4 liter naturally-aspirated V8 engine (V bank angle only 90 degree) + in 2009 and 2011-2013 Formula 1 applied the KERS MHEV system

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2014-present - 1.6 liter single-turbocharged V6 hybrid engine (V bank angle only 90 degree) with ERS, MGU-K, MGU-H, Control Electronics and rest of hybrid compounds

Since 1989, Formula 1 evolutes standardized the engine configuration gradually from engine displacement (1989-1994 was 3.5-liter, later 1995-2005 was 3.0-liter, later 2007-2013 was 2.4-liter and later 2014-present was 1.6-liter), later number of cylinders since 1998 (1989-1997 was V8-V12 NA later 1998-2005 NA was V10 later 2007-2013 was V8 NA and later 2014-present was V6 turbo hybrid) and later engine V bank angle was 90 degrees since 2006 until present. Except for the 2006 season all Formula 1 entrants had 90.9% utilized 2.4-liter V8 naturally-aspirated and 9.1% utilized 3.0-liter V10 naturally-aspirated (Toro Rosso-Cosworth only).

Last time before 2006, Formula 1 had various whole engine configuration was in 1988 when all Formula 1 entrants had 1.5-liter inline-4, V6 turbo, V8 turbo, 3.0 and 3.5-liter V8 naturally-aspirated engines.

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Re: The rundown of F1 engine configuration standardization tradition evolution gradually since 1989-present (except 2006

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in 1988 F1 entrants had also .....
Osella-developed superseded Alfa Romeo 1.5 litre turbocharged V8
they competed in the races

in 1989 .....
Life (Rocchi-designed) 3.5 litre NA 3-bank 12 cylinder
didn't ever qualify

in 1990 ....
Coloni-Subaru 3.5 litre NA flat 12 (Moto Moderni-designed, previously in Minardi F1 car)
some internet fool and his fans insist this was 'genuine' horizontally-opposed aka boxer and so has 12 crankpins ....
(not 6 crankpins - that making a flat '180 deg V' 12 as F1 Ferrari and Alfa Romeo etc)
didn't ever qualify

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Re: The rundown of F1 engine configuration standardization tradition evolution gradually since 1989-present (except 2006

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Was there not also a Yamaha?
When arguing with a fool, be sure the other person is not doing the same thing.

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Re: The rundown of F1 engine configuration standardization tradition evolution gradually since 1989-present (except 2006

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Fia rules are the key to the optimum design, or not, 120 degree V6 should have been allowed alongside the 90 degree to keep curiousity in the design aspects, something the new formula lacks.
I always liked the transversley mounted honda v12, i dreamt of a formula of a1.5 litre inline 5 transversley mounted with an integrally cast transmission, short wheelbase, 450 kilogram car, but i am not the fia, so its the v6 lead sleds we all admire.

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Yes the FIA rules are the key to the F1 power unit design. The actual engine is called ‘power unit’ now because of the introduces second power source, the electrical engine. Being the ‘key’ is proved by the power unit turned out to be the most powerful and the most efficient in F1 ever used.

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Re: The rundown of F1 engine configuration standardization tradition evolution gradually since 1989-present (except 2006

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You forgot this one circa 1989
W12, Guy Negre (MGN) and I think this is in an AGS.
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