Tue Mar 18 2014 01:48:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Meet Renault's f1 power plant.
A 760 horsepower 1.6L turbocharged power-unit.
"With an era of the 2.4 liter naturally aspirated V8 powered engine now behind us, renault sport F1shared some fotos of their 760 horsepower 1.6 liter V6 hybrid ‘energy f1-2014 power unit’ to the world.
From this year onwards, each F1 car will be powered by advanced powertrain technology, with a turbocharged internal combustion engine coupled to sophisticated energy recovery systems.
Renault’s internal combustion engine will produce power through consumption of traditional carbon-based fuel, while electrical energy will be harvested from exhaust and braking by two motor generator units. the two systems will work in harmony, with teams and drivers balancing the use of the two types of energy throughout the race."
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Sun Mar 30 2014 23:25:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Verity, the amount of energy generated under braking is so large the the copper plate/wire connecting to the generating unit to the battery is huge. Even being huge the temperature gets very high. It seems this is the problem RedBull and others were having as the bodywork did not clear enough the heat source.