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Open Wheel Racing Topics:  Formula 1

Electric-powered Engine in F1?

Alfred Johnson
January 23, 2006

On 2006 Formula 1 engines slimmed to 2.4 liters and a massive multi-million dollar spending on their research. Yesterday a plan for an electric-powered formula 1 racing car was revealed. It would compete against the world's fastest cars at speeds of more than 180 mph.

The engine it will be an electric-hydraulic power system which achieved speeds of more than 90 mph for 600 miles without stopping.

This electric-power unit can accelerate to nearly 130mph in under nine seconds more than twice the power of a Formula 1 racing car. The F1 rules say the engine must have an internal combustion. The development has gone into making engines lighter, rev higher and last slightly longer than before even when technology comes along by road-going cars.

Under current Formula 1 rules, introducing a single ECU the massive difference is going to come from the drivers, so top drivers will be at a premium. The old technology engine is not only a backward move it's a backward for the motoring industry.



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