F1 Engines (v8 vs. v10)
Hey guys and gals! I decided to compile a video for your viewing pleasure comparing the sounds of a V8 and a V10 Ferrari F1 engine. I wanted to capture an onboard view of the drivers making their hotlaps to make the engine comparison more noticeable. The two drivers in the video are Kimi Raikkonen and Michael Schumacher.
F1 Engine - Explained
How do F1 engines work? What are the differences between a Formula One engine and a normal car engine? In this video I give a basic overview of F1 engines, and talk about some of the things that separate them from your everyday daily driver's engine. One major difference is in the valvetrain, F1 engines have used pneumatic valves, which I will go over.
NOTE: Volumetric efficiency of over 100% is possible in naturally aspirated engines, thought it is not necessarily common in everyday road cars.
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F1 Turbo - The most scary race cars ever (Feel the torque)
Brilliant footage of formula 1 driver Johnny Dumfries in the 98T Renault F1 turbo John Player Special. On the circuit in Adelaide he is in 11th place. Listen to the torque of this remarkable Renault F1 engine. You can "feel" the power when you turn up your speaker volume. Nothing is compared to the real thing obviously.
These drivers were genuine heroes with no fear at all and a big big heart. Listen to the engine noise and look at the skills the driver need to have to keep this beast on the road. These engines had up to 1400 Bhp.
Turbine Engine: full power ... LOUD!
This is more film of the GE LM1500 gas turbine engine running at the S&S Turbines open-air test cell.
All the noise in the beginning is made by the start cart, which is a 90Hp turbine engine. Even when you hear the LM1500 start to wind up, it's not even running until you see the heat waves coming out the back of it.
This happens when the operator opens the fuel valve at around 2,000 rpm.
In the middle of the video, when the noise in an unbearable shriek, the engine is turning just over 7000 rpm, and is blowing hot air out the jetpipe to the tune of a little more than 15 thousand horsepower.
The air flow through the engine at full power is about 150 pounds per second.
In the view of the control room screen, the numbers are as follows from left to right along the top of the screen:
EGT or Exhaust gas temperature in degrees Celsius, measured just after the last stage of the turbine, which is just behind the second green steel frame holding the engine.
Next is RPM. This engine has basically one rotating shaft, and you can just barely see the 1st stage compressor blades moving on shutdown. Engine RPM is of this common shaft, upon which all compressor and turbine stages are mounted.
5,000 rpm is idle speed for this engine.
Last, on the right, is lube oil pressure, in pounds per square inch. These engines have roller bearings, not journal bearings like a car engine, so oil pressure is mainly an indication of oil flow. A lot of flow is needed, because the oil is used as a coolant for the main bearings. The engine will run with no oil pressure, except the bearings will overheat, so monitoring of oil flow is very important.
This is the same engine you see in "Starting a large turbine engine"
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Renault Sport F1 - Engine Test
Throughout its history, Renault has incorporated motorsport into its global marketing and technical development strategy. The sport has proven to be an effective testing ground for road car products, with
innovative track solutions for downsizing, reliability and electric technology filtered through to the consumer ranges. With a powerful image and prestige value, motorsport, especially Formula 1, has also strengthened the brand in traditional markets while increasing visibility in emerging ones.
Renault Sport F1 is the sporting division created by Renault to represent its interests in the FIA Formula One World Championship and is tasked with designing and building optimised engines that can be fully integrated into a chassis package created by RSF1's carefully selected partner teams. Present in the sport since 1977, Renault has won 11 Constructors' World Titles and ten Drivers' World Titles in the championship, plus more than 200 pole positions and 150 wins.
The current power plant, the RS27, is a 750bhp V8 engine, in use since 2007. Identical units are supplied to four partner teams; triple world champions Red Bull Racing; Lotus F1 Team, double world champions in 2005 and 2006 when racing as the Renault F1 Team; Caterham F1 Team and Williams F1 Team. In 2012, this quartet scored nine wins and a total of 839 points, with Red Bull Racing securing the double of the Drivers' and Constructors' championship.
The main thrust of RSF1's work takes place at Viry-Châtillon, France, which has traditionally been the technical hub of Renault's F1 activities.
RENAULT'S F1 HISTORY
Renault has competed in Grand Prix racing for over 35 years and has enjoyed success as both an engine supplier and constructor.
The journey started when Amédée Gordini, who had created Grand Prix cars under his own name, was recruited to design high performance cars for Renault.
The Dauphine Gordini appeared in 1957 and it was followed by further high performance cars including the R8 Gordini and the R12 and R17. Gordini also took the Renault name to Le Mans.
Gordini's facilities in Paris proved to be too small for the ambitious
project, so a new building outside the city was sought. The ideal location was found at Viry-Châtillon, on the edge of the A6 motorway leading from Paris to the south of France. The Gordini facility was inaugurated on 6 February 1969 and it was to be the launch pad for motor sport success over the following decades.
The initial focus was on a new 2-litre V6 engine, which was officially launched in January 1973. The engine soon proved to be competitive in the prestigious European 2-litre sportscar series. That was followed by a move into the FIA World Sportscar Championship with a turbocharged version of the engine. Gerard Larrousse and Jean-Pierre Jabouille duly scored a historic first WSC win for the marque at Mugello in 1975.
Renault Sport was founded in 1976. That year saw the birth of a parallel single-seater programme with the V6 engine in European F2. Jean-Pierre Jabouille won the F2 title in 1976, and Rene Arnoux repeated the success the following year. Patrick Tambay and Didier Pironi also won races with the Renault engine.
In sportscars the turbocharged Renaults proved to be incredibly fast, securing a string of poles and fastest laps, but bad luck robbed the team of good results. The main goal was of course the Le Mans 24 Hours. Jabouille took pole in both 1976 and '77, but success eluded the works team, although a Renault-engined Mirage took second place in the latter year.
Everything came together in 1978 when Pironi and Jean-Pierre Jaussaud scored a historic victory, with another Renault coming home fourth. With Le Mans success finally secured, Renault could now focus on its other goal -- Formula One.
The option to run a turbocharged engine had been in the rules for many years, but nobody had dared to pursue it until Renault. It had quietly begun track testing with a 1.5-litre version of the turbo engine in 1976, and a short programme of races was scheduled for the following year.
Ferrari V12 Engine
Ferrari V12 Engine Assembly. From start to finish, one technician is responsible for the assembly........