Video: Breaking down the Mercedes Formula One engine: F1 preseason testing has created slower speeds, quieter engines, significantly less reliability

F1 preseason testing has produced slower speeds, quieter engines, much less dependability

By: Autoweek Staff on March 10, 2014


Formula One’;s opening week is right here, and the huge story may possibly just be the new V6 engines that have been giving most teams fits in preseason testing.

The 2.4-liter V8 engines have been replaced by the one.6-liter V6, and that indicates less horsepower, much less roar and so far, a drop in dependability. This loss in horsepower is anticipated to be made up by the Power Recovery System that generates an vitality increase.

This video, produced by Mercedes AMG Petronas, beaks down some of the whys and hows of the new engines and the W05’;s PU106A hybrid power unit to assist get your prepared for this week’;s action in Melbourne.

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