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Re: 2021 Engines
Posted by: Kenji
Date: 01/11/2017 23:46
I do feel as though the 'scant detail' means that there is a lot still up for grabs and that mercedes/ferrari are not going to simply lie back and enjoy themselves. If we take the proposed increase in permitted rpm, it is woolly. They say an increase of 3000rpm? We currently have a 15000K limit that never gets achieved because the fuel flow limitation means that the torque curve is reached at approx 11000rpm. Why haven't they simply said that the new limit will be 18000rpm? There is reason to think that we may be looking at 11000rpm with an additional 3000rpm taking it up to approx 14000rpm.Less than they started with. To achieve this they will have to lift the fuel levels and the fuel flow rate. One of the biggest stumbling blocks was, i believe the MGH-H which is the prize in mercedes PU's. It has been rumoured that Mercedes were requested to have that unit become a standard item supplied by mercedes to all teams but they refused so it was eliminated. Mercedes will fight this direction i believe and i wouldn't be surprised to see in back in play over the next 6 months or so. What has been announced is, IMO, only a very sketchy outline.

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