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Author Topic: 2012 ECU engine-mapping clampdown from FIA  (Read 1401 times)

Offline John S

2012 ECU engine-mapping clampdown from FIA
« on: October 23, 2011, 11:35:34 AM »
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  • Not all teams delighted, were told. Now I wonder why?  :D               
    Guess it's back to the drawing board for some hot shots, I wonder what other areas we will see exploited next year instead?
       
     
    Formula 1 teams have been told that there will be stricter limitations on engine mapping next year, as part of a clampdown by the FIA to prevent teams exploiting exhausts gases.

    With the FIA keen to ensure that off-throttle blowing of exhausts does not continue, sources have revealed that the governing body has this week issued a Technical Directive to teams informing them that there will now be severe limitations on what is allowed next year.

    To prevent teams using off-throttle blowing through extreme engine maps, the FIA has made it clear that the 2012 version of the software used by F1's standard ECU will now put certain limitations on engine mapping.

    AUTOSPORT understands that the FIA acted because it had become aware that, although the positioning of exhaust tailpipes was more tightly controlled, there was still some potential for off-throttle engine mapping to be heavily exploited.

    Although the move has not delighted all teams, with some expressing reservations in a meeting of the FIA's Technical Working Group this week, the majority of outfits have welcomed the move - because it effectively removes a grey area of car development.

    The FIA argued earlier this season, during an intended push to ban off-throttle blown diffusers which eventually had to be abandoned, that such extreme engine maps were a breach of the famous Article 3.15 of F1's Technical Regulations.

    This was based on its view that there was an aerodynamic benefit from a moveable part, plus it was being influenced by the movement of the driver through the throttle. Neither are allowed in the rules.

    Williams chief operations engineer Mark Gillan said in Korea last weekend that all teams were likely looking at ways of exploiting the new exhaust regulations.

    "I think with all regulations, I have never seen a year where there isn't the potential for a loophole," he said.

    "That is part of the fun of the development side. I don't think there have been any regulations that don't have them. Our job as F1 designers and aerodynamicists is to seek out potential areas where the regulations are potentially vague and exploit them."

    Autosport.com, 21st Oct.



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    Offline Jericoke

    Re: 2012 ECU engine-mapping clampdown from FIA
    « Reply #1 on: October 23, 2011, 03:52:09 PM »
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  • Finally F1 is clamping down on hot air!

    Offline lkjohnson1950

    Re: 2012 ECU engine-mapping clampdown from FIA
    « Reply #2 on: October 23, 2011, 05:29:37 PM »
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  • Newey said that there was potential to blow the exhaust over the lower element of the wing to create down force. He has also said that banning the blown diffuser may allow other teams to catch up to or even pass RB in performance.
    Lonny

    Offline Scott

    Re: 2012 ECU engine-mapping clampdown from FIA
    « Reply #3 on: October 24, 2011, 11:15:56 AM »
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  • Newey said that there was potential to blow the exhaust over the lower element of the wing to create down force. He has also said that banning the blown diffuser may allow other teams to catch up to or even pass RB in performance.

    Yeah, he would say that...Newey has probably already thought up a new gimmick for next year's car that nobody else has.
    The Honey Badger doesn't give a...

    Jugirl

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    Re: 2012 ECU engine-mapping clampdown from FIA
    « Reply #4 on: October 24, 2011, 11:18:46 AM »
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  • Anything that will slow Red Bull down a bit sounds good to me  :good:

    Ju