Now, in the 2014 season of the Formula 1, different regulations emerge and shift drastically. To be more precise, the most significant change refers to the modification from 2.4-liter normally aspirated V8 engines to 1.6-liter direct-injected turbocharged V6 units and of course, this is not enough. The French carmaker is the first to present the new power unit, officially named Energy F1-2014 which reflects synergies with the fuel-efficient Energy engine used in its road cars. So that you know, the 1.6-liter V6 unit comes with energy recovery systems that are capable of increasing efficiency by collecting energy dissipated as heat in the exhaust or even in brakes.
The entire unit will develop 760 horsepower and 600 will be produced by the 1.6-liter one. The remaining 160 horsepower will come from the energy recovery system. According to the carmaker, the maximum power of the new Power Unit will exceed the output of the current V8 F1 engines even thought the fuel efficiency will be improved. According to the new regulation, the unit will have to use 35 % less fuel in comparison to their predecessors as only 100 kg of fuel are allowed for an entire race. The new engine will have to be more reliable as each driver will only be allowed to use five engines for the entire season. Now, specialists are allowed to use eight. According to Renault, the noise of the engine will remain an important component and so it will still be loud. We will have more information on the matter closer to the date the race begins. Until then, please check out the photo gallery we have prepared for you.
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