Get acquainted with Mercedes’ F1 ‘Power Unit’


Screencap from a video explaining Mercedes-Benz AMG Petronas' new Formula One power unit

The very first lights-out of the 2014 Formula A single season can be measured in hrs, not months. If you’;ve heard anything about pre-season testing you know that even the teams are expecting carnage – Fernando Alonso at Ferrari, who’;s had a comparatively great pre-season, explained “the first priority is to finish.” Christian Horner, group principal at Infiniti Red Bull Racing, has said he would not be stunned if Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton finishes the initial race 2 laps ahead of the discipline.

The power units have been the root of the off-season mess, and in situation you are not clear on how they work – or never perform, as teams are finding – the Mercedes staff has supplied a video laying it out. The turbocharged one.6-liter V6 has to perform with 2 electrical power units, one particular that collects brake vitality and one particular that collects turbo energy for a battery known as the “energy retailer,” all of which is meant to support go a race distance employing about 33 % significantly less fuel than last 12 months. For the teams that truly make it race distance, at least.

You can watch the video below.

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