23 Jun '13, 11pm

Renault reveals new hybrid solution for Formula One #greenenergy

Renault reveals new hybrid solution for Formula One #greenenergy

Even the world of motor racing has embraced green technologies: and now Renault is aiming to further Formula One's push towards a greener future. As part of the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, the French carmaker revealed a new power unit designed to meet the FIA Formula One regulations from 2014 onwards. These regulations require a 1.6litre direct injection turbo V6 with a single turbocharger: with an electric motor permitted to enhance boost. The regulations place a clear focus on improving fuel efficiency - the fuel quantity per race will be limited to 100kg: that's approximately a 35 per cent reduction compared to existing V8 F1 engines. Fuel mass flow rate is also limited to 100kg/hr; while energy recovery systems are now permitted. As such, Renault has produced the Renault Energy F1 V6 (pictured) with a displacement of 1.6litres and that is capable of producing around ...

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