F1 could scrap fuel limit for 2019

  • 15 Apr 2018 03:33
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

F1 may be on the cusp of ending the era of 'fuel saving'. In the hybrid era, the sport has got used to drivers using the 'lift and coast' tactic to get their limited fuel load to the chequered flag.

But Auto Motor und Sport reports that, at the forthcoming strategy group meeting on April 17, a proposal to scrap the fuel limit altogether will be discussed. And at the very least, an increase in the fuel limit may be on the cards. "It's set too low," a Mercedes engineer said.

Another topic to be discussed at the meeting on Tuesday is overtaking, with changes to the wings on the cards for 2019: "Yes, we still have time to agree for next year," said Renault technical boss Bob Bell.

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  • Hepp

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    Ah, the whispers in the wind .... good investigative reporting.

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    • Apr 15 2018 - 04:30
  • Increase the fuel limit seems like a good idea. Cars will be quite alot heavier though.

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    • Apr 15 2018 - 07:56
  • I think the limit they refer to is the flow rate, not the total amount in the car. OIr maybe both?? If they remove the flow rate, maybe we will see teams using the increase as a sort of Party Mode more in the races. Maybe we can even have people over do it and run out of fuel on the last lap. i used to love when F1 had more chaos. ( blown engines, run out of gas, get off in the gravel and get stuck, etc) all those things made the races much more exciting and intense.

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    • Apr 16 2018 - 20:53



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