And naturally, this is incredibly loud. But nothing compared to the old engines running at up to 19,000 RPM with 12 zylinders. That’s why today’s F1 cars aren’t that loud anymore.
Why are F1 cars not V12?
Another reason why F1 will not go back to V10 and V12 is because of the cost of production of the engines. The main reason why Honda backed out of Formula 1 in 2008 was because the cost for competing in F1 was so high that they were unable to make profits.
Do F1 cars have a V12?
The V12 found its place in F1 as part of the post 1966 3.0 litre engine regulations, it was then somewhat disrupted by the turbo engines of the eighties, only to see a brief return as a 3.5l engine after the turbo-era, as the decade ticked over into the 90s.
Which F1 engine is best?
World Championship Grand Prix wins by engine manufacturer
Why did F1 get rid of V8?
First of all, FIA, the governing body, decided at one point, that 3.0L V10 engines were too strong and wasteful, so they decided to reduce them to 2.4 V8.
Why is there no passing in F1?
Superficially the new F1 cars being heavier were predicted to be harder to brake. … This means the cars are less grip limited, again the cars can be flat more of the time, less chance to get the car out of shape out of a turn, to give an opportunity to a following driver, less overtaking chances.
Will F1 return to V8?
However, with the talks ongoing for the new regulations starting in 2021, when F1 website asked Haas’ Guenther Steiner as to what a private team would like to equalise the competition, he said: “Formula 1 has to keep its high-tech momentum. We cannot go back to something like a V8. Those times are gone.
Why are F1 cars so high pitched?
F-1 engines can rev up to 20,000 RPM. The high velocity and flow of air and fuel, combined with the high frequency rate of detonation of the pressurized fuel/air mix, the crisp resonation of the exhaust, all operating at extreme levels make that high pitch sound.