Tag Archive: engine

Nov 08

Engine marques still arguing over 2015 ‘unfreeze’

Progress on the 2015 engine ‘unfreeze’ may not be as simple as first thought.

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (11) Although F1’s dominant force Mercedes slammed the initiative as “ridiculous” mere days ago, it emerged the German camp is now close to agreeing to help struggling rivals Ferrari and Renault to catch up with their V6 ‘power units’. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Engine noise could affect Sepang contract talks

The engines will surely “affect the atmosphere of the race”

Sepang  Circuit 2012-02-27 The actual engines may be quieter, but the controversy about the sport’s new turbo V6 engines is making a deafening sound. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Renault still ‘a month’ behind – Taffin

Renault is still “about a month” behind its rival F1 engine suppliers.

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (10) That is the admission of the French marque’s Remi Taffin, despite the fact premier partner team Red Bull has taken a big step forwards in Melbourne after a disastrous winter. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

It is possible every single car will fail to finish Sunday’s season-opening Australian grand prix.

Every car may retire in Melbourne – supplier

2014-02-28 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Daniel Ricciardo - 99016 That is the claim of Roberto Dalla, the head of F1 electronics supplier Magneti Marelli. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 01

No engine freeze delay for troubled Renault

The engine development ‘freeze’ deadline will not be extended.

2014-01-22 - Renault Energy F1-2014 (18) Earlier, it emerged that crisis-struck Renault had managed to get onto the agenda for Friday’s F1 strategy group meeting a discussion about extending the end-February deadline for the homologation of its troubled V6 ‘power unit’. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Engine pecking order to ‘dominate’ 2014

Clearly, the Mercedes-powered teams are leading the pack

2014-01-16_0707 Just as Renault’s problems mounted, the troubled F1 engine supplier’s track boss Remi Taffin was rushed to hospital. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

Ferrari tester tips 2014 advantage for Red Bull

“There will always be continuity” – Gene

2012-06-09_0188Ferrari’s test driver has admitted Red Bull will enter the 2014 season with a technical advantage, despite the radical new regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

‘Newey is king’ even in engine formula – Renault

“The overall package is what has to work” – Taffin.

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (17)Renault has played down expectations F1 will become a mere ‘engine formula’ with the new rules of 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Secrets of the fastest Formula One engine ever

Cosworth’s 20,000 RPM CA

Cosworth_CA_Render Race Engine Technology magazine and Cosworth have joined forces to reveal the innermost workings of the V8 that in 2006 reached new heights for crankshaft speed.

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Sep 24

Carmakers want ‘open market’ for F1 engine supply

F1’s major engine manufacturers want the FIA to drop regulations that guarantee customers for their rivals.

2011-07-24 - HRT F1 Team - Germany - Teams 012011-07-05 - AT&T Williams - Renault Engines 01Currently, there are four engine makers on the grid — Ferrari, Mercedes, Renault and Cosworth. The latter independent supplier, however, is reportedly fighting for customers for 2012 and beyond, with Williams switching to Renault and rumours HRT could follow Team Lotus in also ending its association with Cosworth.

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Jun 30

FIA rubber-stamps V6 engine rules for 2014

As expected, the FIA has rubber-stamped the revised engine rules for the future.

Flagworld - FIA2011-06-09_0006The F1 Commission met recently and decided to scrap the ratified four-cylinder rules for 2013 in favour of a turbocharged V6 formula, to debut in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Cosworth set for strong presence at Goodwood Festival of Speed

“Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of Europe’s most exciting and enjoyable celebrations of motorsport”

CosworthGoodwood Festival of SpeedCosworth Group will be showcasing its high performance engine and electronics technology at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, as the British engineering firm joins forces with BLOODHOUND SSC and Marussia Virgin Racing at the legendary UK automotive show. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 02

Virgin confirms Wirth split

Virgin on Thursday confirmed reports Nick Wirth has left the struggling team.

2011-05-28 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Monaco - Jerome DAmbrosio 12011-05-28 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Monaco - Jerome DAmbrosio 8 Chief executive Andy Webb told us in a statement that the decision followed a “comprehensive review” in the wake of Russian carmaker Marussia’s arrival as title sponsor and investor. The statement said “it is readily apparent that the team must take major steps in order to accelerate its rate of improvement”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 01

Report – Virgin in talks with McLaren/Mercedes

Virgin is in talks with McLaren and Mercedes about a technical collaboration for 2012.

2011-05-28 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Monaco - Timo Glock - Sir Richard Branson - Jerome DAmbrosio2011-05-28 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Monaco - Jerome DAmbrosio 6That is the claim of the Italiaracing magazine, saying the situation could be similar to Force India’s current McLaren/Mercedes alliance. The report said struggling Virgin’s package would include the engine, transmission, KERS and rear suspension. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

4-cylinder and V8 engines could race in 2013

FIA president Todt is now proposing to let some V8s continue to fire in 2013.

Jean Todt - Bernie EcclestoneFlagworld - F1The saga about F1’s future engine regulations has taken a twist, with the possibility that both four-cylinder and V8s could be pitted against one another in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Pollock heads 2013 F1 engine supplier Pure

Villeneuve is apparently not involved with Pure

pollock-02Kapic (1008 of 94)BAR team founder and Jacques Villeneuve’s former manager Craig Pollock has announced plans to head a new formula one engine supplier. He said Propulsion Universelle et Recuperation d’Energie, to be known as Pure, is already designing an engine for the new 2013 turbo regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Renault, Cosworth write to F1 about 2013 engine rules

Superficially, the engine makers support the sport’s ‘green’ direction

2010-11-06 - Renault F1 Team - 02CosworthRenault and Cosworth have written a letter to the FIA as F1 struggles to find agreement over a new engine formula for 2013. The FIA is pushing hard for turbocharged 4 cylinder engines with exhaust-heat KERS capabilities to replace the current normally-aspirated V8s, and aiming to rubber-stamp the rules at the World Motor Sport Council in December. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

Red Bull might build own F1 engines in future – Mateschitz

“But we are on stand-by for an interesting partnership”

Dietrich Mateschitz 012010-10-10 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 02Red Bull is not ruling out the possibility of building its own formula one engines in the future. Currently, the Austrian team uses customer Renault units, with the more competitive Mercedes-Benz units not available due to McLaren’s power of veto. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Austrian investor’s Williams share is 10pc – report

Sir Frank Williams’ stake has therefore dropped from 70 to 63 per cent

2010-09-13 - AT&T Williams - Sir Frank Williams 022010-10-10 - AT&T WilliamsThe minority share of the Williams team now owned by Austrian Christian ‘Toto’ Wolff is 10 per cent, it has emerged. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

Engine makers want F1 to keep V8s beyond 2012

Group wants the plans to be delayed until 2015

F1’s engine makers are banding together against the FIA’s plans to introduce a radically new engine formula in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Lotus paid to end Cosworth contract – report

Lotus “had to pay compensation for the cancellation of the contract”

Lotus had to pay to be released from its 2011 contract with current engine supplier Cosworth. The parties agreed in principle at Monza last month to terminate the agreement, amid widespread reports Lotus is set to announce a comprehensive technical deal with Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Williams considered engine switch says co-owner

“Maybe we were a little bit too optimistic about the engine” – Wolff.

2010-09-26 - AT&T Williams - Rubens Barrichello 01Williams’ third co-owner has admitted the British team considered changing engine suppliers for the 2011 season. Lotus is set to switch to Renault power at the end of the season, but Cosworth has announced that its other existing partners – Williams, HRT and Virgin – are staying put. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 28

Williams’ Michael scoffs at Red Bull engine complaints

Bluntly, Australian Michael – technical director at Cosworth-powered Williams – denounces the saga as “bullshit”.

2009-07-25 - WilliamsSam MichaelSam Michael has scoffed at Red Bull’s claim that the Renault engines in the rear of the championship-leading RB6 are significantly down on power. Red Bull has consistently claimed its Renault V8 is up to 30 horse power behind, revealing that McLaren is blocking its move to industry leading Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

McLaren denies vetoing Red Bull engine deal

Mercedes GP team boss Ross Brawn also played down the reports.

Martin Whitmarsh has denied that McLaren has inserted a fresh veto against Red Bull’s desire to be powered by Mercedes engines in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 06

Renault engine deal for Lotus due soon – report

Renault not ruling out driver change for 2011

2010-08-01 - Renault F1 Team - Gerard Lopez 01Lotus will reportedly confirm its switch to Renault engine power for the 2011 season during the August break. The new Malaysian-backed team is currently equipped with Cosworth engines, but Italia Racing believes a team announcement is due within two weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

Secret of Red Bull’s qualifying speed revealed?

This would increase downforce at slow speeds

2010-06-27 - Red Bull Racing - SEbastian Vettel 10A secret of Red Bull’s superior pace in the decisive Q3 phase of qualifying may have been revealed. Autosprint’s auto.it website reports that the team has a special electronic setting for the Renault engine that maintains a constant exhaust gas pressure. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Sauber’s Ferrari engine problems ‘strange’ – Marc Gene

Sauber hope for better car for 2011

2010-06-11_0861After a dismal Montreal weekend for the Swiss team, boss Peter Sauber admitted the C29 car is not a good one. But the 66-year-old has also been quoted indicating that he is not happy with the ongoing poor reliability of the customer Ferrari engine. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Horner hints Red Bull considering 2011 engine supply (updated)

Red Bull drivers must let each other pass – Marko
Vettel not taking blame for Webber crash

2010-05-30 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - Dr Helmut MarkoChristian Horner has indicated there is no guarantee that Red Bull will still be powered by Renault engines beyond 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

Lotus eyeing new engine supplier for 2011 – report

“I am very confident that next year we will have a good car” -Kovalainen

2010-05-08 - Lotus F1 Racing 06Lotus could be contemplating a change of engine supplier for its second season in formula one. That is the claim of Heikki Kulta, the F1 correspondent for the Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

FIA allows engine reliability fix for Ferrari

Main problem was isolated to the area of the pneumatic valves and air consumption

Ferrari’s proposed tweaks to its F1 engine design were approved by the FIA ahead of the Spanish grand prix. We reported last month that, after several engine problems for both the works team and its customer Sauber so far in 2010, the Italian team would ask permission to work on the design on the grounds of reliability. Read the rest of this entry »

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