News Details

Tech Talk: Mercedes engine advantage explained

Mercedes have an obvious advantage over their rivals in the power unit department thanks to a clever design innovation which has been widely discussed. As you can see in our power unit diagram of the Mercedes V6 above, they have split the turbo. The 'turbo cool' (charge air) is located at the front of the engine near the driver, whereas the 'turbo hot' is at the back of the engine toward the exhaust outlet. This is unique to the Mercedes power unit. The reason for this is to keep the blue turbo as cool as possible. As you can see on the Renault V6 diagram below, the French manufacturer has followed the traditional route of placing the turbo's together. The heat generated by the red turbo...
Full Story »
1y ago from TheF1Times.com 0
Share

You May Also Be Interested In...

Engine makers to discuss turbo V6 sound in China

Engine makers to discuss turbo V6 sound in China 11 April, 2014 Formula...
1y ago from GrandPrix247.com

Video: 3D animation of the Mercedes PU106A power unit

Its the power unit which has won the opening three races of the season...
1y ago from Pitpass.com

Renault moving 'closer to limits' of power-unit

Renault believes its troublesome V6 Turbo power-unit will run 'closer to...
1y ago from RichlandF1.com

Ricciardo surprised by Lotus struggles with Renault...

t">Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo has admitted...
1y ago from GrandPrix247.com

Elsewhere On The Network

Popular On MotoGPToday.com

Valentino Rossi wins British MotoGP

Valentino Rossi of Italy moved to the top of the world championship...
11h ago from SuperSport.com

Marquez: Title fight over as floating feel returns

Marc Marquez says his chances of defending his MotoGP crown are...
7h ago from Crash.net

Rossi reclaims title lead amid Silverstone drama

– Yamaha's Valentino Rossi came out on top in a dramatic British...
11h ago from GPUpdate.net

Popular On IndyCarToday.com

Dixon Steals the Win and Championship in Sonoma

Some slick pit work and strategy vaulted Scott Dixon up into the lead,...

Power stays hot for final Sunday warm-up

Penske's Will Power firmly established himself as the man to beat in the...
6h ago from Crash.net

Scott Dixon wins IndyCar title in Sonoma thriller

Star New Zealander Scott Dixon has claimed his fourth IndyCar Series...
1h ago from SpeedCafe.com

IndyCar: Overnight engine change for championship...

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing's Graham Rahal will go into today's...
6h ago from Racer.com

Popular On TotalWRC.com

Lefebvre's WRC return on Tour de Corse

Frenchman gets a second World Rally Car outing on asphalt
14h ago from WRC.com

F1 ace Jenson Button tests Mini and VW Beetle...

Formula 1 star Jenson Button tested rallycross cars at Lydden Hill today...
4d ago from Motorsport.com

Loeb says WRC return not in his plans

Sebastien Loeb says that a return to the WRC is not part of his plans,...
3d ago from Motorsport.com

Meeke: 'I have to continue working'

Brit counting on an error-free Australia
2d ago from WRC.com

Popular On GunnersToday.com

Arsenal midfielder FIRES back at critics, says 'it’s...

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey says he feels criticism of the team has...
1h ago from CaughtOffside.com

Ramsey - Our patience was crucial

Aaron Ramsey believes patience was crucial in Arsenal’s win at...
3h ago from Arsenal.com

Arsene Wenger praises efficient Arsenal as the Gunners...

ARSENAL won a game they never looked like losing and but for home keeper...
2h ago from Express.co.uk

Football transfer rumours for August 30, 2015

There is only one day to go before the end of transfer window and there...
6h ago from SportsKeeda.com

Comments

comments powered by Disqus

Hottest News

Recent News

2014 GPToday.com
GPToday.com is not responsible for the news headlines and associated descriptions and images it indexes, the content of externally linked sites or the comments & postings of its users.

This website is unofficial and is not associated in any way with the Formula One group of companies. F1, FORMULA ONE, FORMULA 1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX and related marks are trade marks of Formula One Licensing B.V.