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Old 21-04-2011, 09:55 AM
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Default How hot a F1 Car engine really gets.




The engine of the F1 car is so hot, that it ignites the fuel on the pit lane from a rushed pit stop.


Pretty incredible eh?
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Old 21-04-2011, 11:12 AM
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I think it was mentioned during the last GP that it ticks over at 130c
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Old 21-04-2011, 11:15 AM
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I think it was mentioned during the last GP that it ticks over at 130c


Yeah, that is bloody hot....lol

I'd not like to think how hot it must be straight after a few fast laps!
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A standard car would do that though if you sprayed petrol over the engine like in this instance. I remember taking some temps on my engine with a TN1, as I was making a cold air feed for the filter, and it maxed it out at 110C, so therefore would have been much hotter in reality.
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A standard car would do that though if you sprayed petrol over the engine like in this instance. I remember taking some temps on my engine with a TN1, as I was making a cold air feed for the filter, and it maxed it out at 110C, so therefore would have been much hotter in reality.

Of course, there is no doubt about that, but, the fuel was not directly on the engine, it was under it. The amount of heat radiating from the engine is incredible.
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It looked to me that the fuel sprayed all over the car and then ignited from behind, which in turn ignited the trail as he drove over it. And of course the engine is pumping crazy heat out, no one is denying that.

EDIT: He got fuel in his eyes so obviously it didn't just go under the car.
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Yeh, it pretty clearly sprayed all over the car...Cool nonetheless.
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Yeh, it pretty clearly sprayed all over the car...Cool nonetheless.
Even more impressive, he finished the race with the fuel stinging his eyes.
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The fuel sprayed all over the hot exhaust, the same would happen your family sedan to be fair.
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Slightly off topic...

It's a shame the marshalls, etc didn't have nomex clothing back in the 70's (they dressed in normal clothes) otherwise the outcome of this would have been very different. A crying shame...RIP.

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