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Interesting Ferrari F1 Facts

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by 4sfed4, Jan 30, 2004.

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  1. 4sfed4

    4sfed4 Karting

    Dec 22, 2003
    This may be old hat to some of you guys, but in the latest Car&Driver there is an article written about a new book which reveals some info about the 2000 F1 Ferrari technology. For those that dont get this magazine.....

    Some things I found interesting----

    3.0L 40V V10 with a 41.4 mm stroke! Bore is 96.0 mm.
    Engine redline - 18,000 rpm
    Max Power - 806 hp @ 17,500 rpm
    Max Torque - 253 ft lb @ 15,500 rpm (that explains the high rpm dumps to get the car moving)
    Engine can change speed at the rate of 25,000 rpm/sec!
    Tiny 4.5" clutch!
    The max F1 weight is 1323 lb, but the Ferrari is actually 154 lb less than that so they can move ballast around as desired based on the track.

    By varying wing positions--
    Minimum Cd is about 0.65 (top speed = 217 mph)
    Maximum Cd is about 1.07 (top speed = 185 mph)

    With the wings set in an intermediate position, the car will decelerate at 1.1g just by lifting off the throttle at 200 mph! (The article author notes that 1.1g is about the rate a Z06 brakes at with full ABS.) The F1 brakes can add another 3.0g deceleration.
  2. 62 250 GTO

    62 250 GTO F1 Veteran

    Jan 9, 2004
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  3. 62 250 GTO

    62 250 GTO F1 Veteran

    Jan 9, 2004
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    WOW, 4.1 G's under braking could really get you hurt! How many G's does it take to make your bowels move!?!?
  4. Etcetera

    Etcetera Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Dec 7, 2003
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    BMW's engine is 900+ HP, so I would guess that Ferrari is on par with them on power. Here's something that BMW released last year:

    Facts and figures:

    Output of the BMW P83 is over 900 bhp.

    Maximum engine speed is 19,200 rpm.

    In a race, engine speed is limited to 19,000 rpm.

    Idle speed is 4,000 rpm.

    The engine weighs less than 90 kilograms.

    It completes a distance of 500 kilometres before undergoing revision.

    Total production of the BMW P83 is 200 units, ten of which the team takes to each race.

    Before being phased out the engine will have received 1,388 upgrade modifications.

    It comprises around 5,000 individual components, 1,000 of them different.

    The air intake volume is 1,995 cubic metres per hour.

    Maximum piston acceleration is 10,000g.

    Piston speed peaks at 40 metres per second and averages 25 metres per second.

    Exhaust temperatures of up to 950 degrees are reached.

    Maximum air temperature in the pneumatic system is 250 degrees.

    The ultra-high-speed 130R turn at Suzuka with its lateral load of 4g poses the greatest challenge to the oil system.

    The BMW P83 endured the highest full-throttle proportion on the Monza circuit at 73 per cent per lap.

    At the Monaco Grand Prix, the transmission and engine have to withstand an average 3,100 gear changes.

    The engine block and cylinder head are made of cast aluminium and are manufactured at the BMW Formula One foundry in Landshut using a special thin-wall casting method.

    BMW Munich handles, among other things the manufacture of the crankshaft (steel), camshaft (case-hardened steel) and camshaft covers, as well as processing of the cylinder head and crankcase. The oil system and engine electronics also stem from BMW Munich.
  5. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

    Sep 28, 2002
    Anyone still wonder why F1 is the coolest sport in the world? The most demanding (physically and mentally), requiring technically apt and intellectually strong drivers who undergo stresses no so called athlete in any other sport is forced to, and yet there is a delicate balance between the environment, the means of interacting with that environment (the car), and the athlete himself (no female racers in F1, sorry Nika).

    In addition, that same means of interaction, the vehicle, is the pinnacle of technological development available to wallets surpassed only by biotech firms and government agencies (and not necessarily for similar applications, with exception of skunkworks, etc.).

    All I have to say is "cool!"


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