F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Racing Engines Hit Reliability Targets on Dyno Tests
Ferrari has received a 2X boost on its F1 engines for Y 2018, with confirmation on the dyno that it has hit reliability targets, plus encouraging results from work on a new cylinder head configuration.
F1 drivers are limited to only 3 engines for the Y 2018 season, so, is Key focus among the motorsport’s manufacturers this Winter on proving their engines can last the required 7 race distances.
The increased endurance needs of the new engines mean that Ferrari has elected to start the campaign with an evolution of last year’s 063 power unit.
Work on the engine has been intense because of tweaks to the rules, including limitations on oil burn.
Teams are now limited in the type of oil they can use, and must provide the FIA will detailed readings throughout each race weekend, as part of an effort by the governing body to prevent them using oil for power-boost reasons.
Ferrari has stepped away from doing anything radical with its engine this season, as its target instead has been to deliver the longer life without any power drop from last year.
Ferrari’s engine chief Corrado Iotti looks to be leading a program to introduce a new cylinder head later in the season, which will help in the pre-combustion phase of the engine cycle and could especially aid the manufacturer in challenging Mercedes’ advantage with unique qualifying modes.
The engine will not feature the alloy steel piston that had been proposed at the end of last year under previous engine chief Lorenzo Sassi, as it was abandoned in the early Summer after it failed to deliver what was forecast.
Mr. Sassi left the team, and is set to start work at MercedesAMG this season. He could hand the Brackley-based AMG outfit some Key inside knowledge of Ferrari’s progress on the engine front.
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