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We have a thread to talk about the launches of the cars but I think we should have a separate place to discuss the engines themselves, which I'm sure will be one of the key talking points throughout the year. Moving from the naturally aspirated 2.4 litre V8s to 1.6 litre V6 turbos with various energy recovery systems bolted on is the biggest change F1 has seen for decades in fact.
Here is a good video that explains the changes and how the engines work:
And a more detailed article here from somersf1:
Some bullet points to try to explain everything briefly:
600bhp excluding energy recovery systems
Rev Limit: 15,000 rpm.
Gears: 8 with ratios fixed throughout the season (previously the teams were allowed to use 30 different ratios throughout the season. This is made possible because the new engines can deliver high power through a...
So a recent conversation on CTA strayed on to the topic of drivers who do not deserve their seats for 2014. This got me thinking about the drivers that do deserve those seats. There are a lot of drivers out there who have the potential to be F1 stars but the drivers I'm thinking of are drivers who have already shown they have learnt their trade and should be firmly in an F1 seat, this is why the likes of Vandorne and Mitch Evans don't feature as they are up and coming rather than proven talent.
This is my list of 5. See if you agree:
1 - Robin Frijns
The Dutchmen may only be 22 but he has more than shown he has earned his place on the F1 grid. He took the Formula Renault 2.0 title in 2011 and then moved over to the Renault World Series 3.5 in 2012 where he took on the much more experienced Bianchi and Bird and came out with the title, the first driver to do that in his rookie year since Robert Kubica. After that banner year budget restraints left him nowhere to go in...
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