Post by . Post by Brian W Lawrence
Another pretentious, supercilious, mouth-breathing,
knuckle-scraping idiot that can't so much as competently
post a URL, yet recommends an "insightful" article about
an issue that he doesn't begin to understand.
And in that article, an actual F1 engineer said:
'So your reader Tachi almost has the race description right except the
engines do use oil as a lubricant so he can’t count all of the oil as
additional power – far from it in fact.
But a small percentage could be considered as having done its job as
lubrication and still find its way to the combustion chamber.
Now it isn’t fuel, so it isn’t burning at the same ‘power’ rate. However
I am sure that in recent years oil development has had a consideration
for also making it burn well when and if it does find itself in the
combustion chamber at a convenient time in the ‘bang’ cycle.
For qualifying: it is true that within the rules you can replenish oil
after qualifying in parc ferme.
So potentially if you can have a different, much faster flow of oil into
that combustion chamber in qualifying than you would naturally need or
get in the race, then you would benefit at a higher rate in qualifying.
Tachi has made a reasonable point in that respect. However his numbers
are not correct and you cant burn at 100kg/hour on a lap because it also
has a rev condition in the rules. Plus you do have to lift off at sone
point around the lap!'
But what would he know compared to you, right?