- Jul 15, 2007
- Maribor, Slovenia, Europe
- '89 BMW E30 325iT, '95 BMW E36 318ti compact
Perhaps, but neither of the other two Renault-powered teams managed too many laps at a time before either pitting or stopping on track, so... I'd say the underlying issue is more of a Renault problem than a Red Bull problem.No running for Red Bull today either. Supposedly Renault didn't like the way they had installed their electricals. Too compact and overheating, perhaps?
1980s F1 engines had more like 850-900bhp at their peak in race trim (in 1986, they took away power in '87 and '88 with pop-off valves), 1200+bhp was with the boost cranked up to 5 bar and the wastegates welded shut.The same way the new powertrain is shit delivering power. I mean 1200 bhp on race trim... not even with that proposed all wheel drive KERS.
It's quite apparent that the Renault engine is a bag o' balls. With the engine freeze, I'd say you're pretty effed if the latter part of your team name says 'Renault'. I could see a few new customers for Honda or even Cosworth next year. It's pretty clear that the French have dropped the ball, while having a Merc in the back seems to be like golden elixir so far.Perhaps, but neither of the other two Renault-powered teams managed too many laps at a time before either pitting or stopping on track, so... I'd say the underlying issue is more of a Renault problem than a Red Bull problem.
Autosport reported that the engines manufacturers imposed rpm limits around 3000rpm below the maximum allowed by the rules for this test.I like the sounds of these engines, but I do wish they had a few more rpms for a slightly higher pitch. The current sound is a bit like the feeling of a sneeze that won't come.
I guess it also doesn't help that their effectively a car short, with Lotus not turning up.Not that i blame them. The first test needs to be taken with caution, data analysed and we'll see faster action at the next test. I also expect renault to get their shit together by then.
Ted Kravits mentioned though that from the start of the season, they won't be allowed to make any more performance modifications , so reliability and fuel economy upgrades only from Melbourne on?The engine freeze will not come into full effect until 2019.