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15:25  18 november  2021
15:25  18 november  2021 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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Lewis Hamilton im Mercedes W12: In Brasilien nahm er einen neuen Motor © Motorsport Images Lewis Hamilton in Mercedes W12: In Brazil he took a new engine

that Mercedes in the Formula 1 car from Lewis Hamilton took an additional internal combustion engine , was not a big one Surprise. But how big the power advantage of the new drive in the Grand Prix of Sao Paulo in Brazil on the racetrack was actually, the formula 1 in astonishment. And there are other accompanying circumstances that are as interesting.

The most important front: A fresh Mercedes engine has a clear power plus compared to a used engine. Say: Especially the initial performance of the engine is bribery, but then the service falls quite strong.

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This is in contrast to Red Bull Motor Partner Honda: There, the drives seem significantly less rapidly. But that also means: A fresh Honda engine does not make much advantage as we watched him at Mercedes in Brazil. The power curve is apparently flat at the HONDA engine than at Mercedes.

The planned mileage is seven / eight races

, however, one must not forget: Formula 1 combustion engines are designed for a certain mileage in the season 2021. For permitted three units per driver and year, a motor must be able to deny seven or eight race weekends, so that a driver comes by the season by the season.

Right here is another advantage of the new Mercedes engine in the rear of the Hamilton car: This engine has to survive only four Grands Prix. This gives the team the opportunity to push the engine more, to drive it for a long time under larger load.

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is very risk-free, this strategy is not because the internal combustion engine and the other drive components are not designed for such intense use, but also on durability over a larger period. The risk of a technical defect is likely to be greater.

Only five places Return from fifth engine

On the other hand, Mercedes has suffered only a few technical defects in the engine environment since the beginning of the Turbo Hybrid era in the 2014 season, at least in the compare comparison to the competition. This speaks for the reliability of the engines of Mercedes High Performance Powertrains in Brixworth in England, although both Mercedes regulars have been traveling for weeks over the actual limit.

exactly this circumstance has also favored the renewed engine change at Hamilton: The Formula 1 rules see a starting place penalty of ten positions for the first over-counting internal combustion engine, but from the second extra motor but only a return of five positions. This has also made the engine change for Mercedes attractive.

is also interesting: The two Mercedes factory drivers Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas lead the ranking of the motors used in the season 2021, with five or six internal combustion engines. Only the Ferrari customer teams Alfa Romeo and Ferrari each move with three engines for both drivers still in the permitted frame. All other drivers are already available at four motors used.

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