Formula One engines have come through a variety of regulations, manufacturers and configurations through the years. 1947–1953. This era used pre-war voiturette engine regulations, with 4.5 L atmospheric and 1.5 L supercharged engines.
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Formula 1 loves a big number, whether that’s the $8bn Liberty Media paid for control of the sport last year, 6G cornering forces, or 230mph top speeds. And there’s a tantalizing one about to re-enter the F1 vernacular: 1,000bhp. Not since the heady days of the turbo-charged 1980s have power figures of quite this level been produced by F1 engines – not even by the highly developed 3-liter V10s that were last used in 2005.
In Formula 1, there are no regulations for the amount of power a team can use in their cars. There are engine specifications thought, which needs to be complied to. The specifications are four-stroke, turbocharged 1.6 liter, 90 degree V6 turbo engines.
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Formula 1 cars are currently powered by a 2.4 litre V6, with turbocharged hybrid-electric systems attached that mean an overall output of close to 1000bhp. The current engine rules were introduced in 2014, replacing the old normally aspirated V8s, and these regulations will remain in place until, at least, 2025.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner believes Mercedes’ current engine reliability struggles are “very unusual” and could play a “key role” in deciding the Formula 1 title race.
Rather than just ‘engines’, modern F1 cars are all fitted with a whole ‘power unit’ system. An Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) forms the heart of these power units. This is the V6 engine with a 1.6-litre displacement. A turbocharger has been added to this ICE.