McLaren F1 cars use a variety. The McLaren F1 (road car) uses a specially developed naturally aspirated BMW V12. The McLaren Mercedes SLR has a (I think) Mercedes supercharged V8 engine.
What engine will McLaren F1 use?
|Height||950 mm (37 in)|
|Wheelbase||3,600 mm (142 in) adjustable ±25 mm (1 in)|
|Engine||Renault E-Tech 20 (2020) Mercedes-AMG F1 M12 E Performance (2021) 1.6 L (98 cu in) direct injection V6 turbocharged engine limited to 15,000 RPM in a mid-mounted, rear-wheel drive layout|
Why does McLaren F1 not use McLaren Engines?
Even with all the money Red Bull Energy Drinks have, they would find it too expensive. That is why the Governing body The FIA are trying to change the regulations in 2021, so teams like McLaren can build their own engine. Because they do not manufacture an F-1 engine and never have.
Why did McLaren stop using Mercedes engines?
He feels that’s the reason they lost Mercedes… … The Mercedes equity in McLaren would be sold over a two-year period (which placed a restriction on the works team’s budget for that time) and although the power units would still be supplied to McLaren, it would be on the basis of a supplier-customer relationship.
Who is using Mercedes engines in 2021?
Defending champions Mercedes have teased a crucial part of their 2021 W12 machine, showing off the dulcet tones of the engine that will power Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas’s machines this season, as well as three other teams’ cars.