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Gas Turbine Engine for F1?
Posted by: pgj (IP Logged)
Date: 27 April, 2010 10:00

Bernie is reported to have discussed the possibility of F1 switching to a gas turbine engine in the future. One engine would last for the whole season.


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Re: Gas Turbine Engine for F1?
Posted by: boro1986willliamsf1 (IP Logged)
Date: 27 April, 2010 11:56

As a petrol head these engines would not sound right I like the sound of a v8 engine even v10/v12 and also it would cost an lot of money redesigning the cars to take this engine there for the costs will go up



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Re: Gas Turbine Engine for F1?
Posted by: mayhemfunkster (IP Logged)
Date: 27 April, 2010 13:10

I often thought a engergy expended-based formula would be fun. The FIA mandate an amount of....joules or whatever and the teams can use whatever the hell they want to acheive it.

The FIA could simply then reduce the amount of Joules per season and F1 would be getting greener.

Colin Chapman would have loved it ;-)

 
Re: Gas Turbine Engine for F1?
Posted by: pgj (IP Logged)
Date: 27 April, 2010 13:21

It will end up with something like that.



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Re: Gas Turbine Engine for F1?
Posted by: A.Fant (IP Logged)
Date: 27 April, 2010 18:56

Didn't Lotus experiment with a gas turbine engine back in the early 70's?

IIRC it was a huge failure as there was a delay between throttle input and power delivery which required the drivers to get on the throttle while still braking for the corner!

 
Re: Gas Turbine Engine for F1?
Posted by: pgj (IP Logged)
Date: 27 April, 2010 20:26

I think that Lotus did use one for a few races.



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Re: Gas Turbine Engine for F1?
Posted by: K1 (IP Logged)
Date: 27 April, 2010 22:41

quite some time ago, at least 6/12 months, there was a thread regarding what posters would like to see regarding engines etc. i said in my post that i would like to see a natural gas fed static turbine driving a generator which in turn would supply current to electric motors place at each wheel.

this would effectively be able to incorporate four wheel drive which would inturn be far safer than current drive systems. who knows, maybe something like will eventuate. just an idea that could revolutionise the sport.

 
Re: Gas Turbine Engine for F1?
Posted by: crusty_bread (IP Logged)
Date: 28 April, 2010 13:42

@ mayhemfunkster- if you have a joules limit, the capacity of all the engines would be identical. This would probably not help encourage overtaking.

 
Re: Gas Turbine Engine for F1?
Posted by: pgj (IP Logged)
Date: 28 April, 2010 13:47

It is a technology that would interest a lot of car manufacturers.

I suppose that all turbine cars could be fitted with a sound system to broadcast the sound of a V8/10/12. lol



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Re: Gas Turbine Engine for F1?
Posted by: Mr. Pink (IP Logged)
Date: 28 April, 2010 14:13

Quote:
pgj
I suppose that all turbine cars could be fitted with a sound system to broadcast the sound of a V8/10/12. lol

I can tell you that my company was approached by a certain German car manufacturer to make a car sound generator for electric car. Basically, you would be able to choose the engine sound to your preference. And it would be synchronized with the actual acceleration.



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Re: Gas Turbine Engine for F1?
Posted by: pgj (IP Logged)
Date: 28 April, 2010 14:31

ROL!



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