The engine tech that will define F1's next aero war

The engine tech that will define F1's next aero war

There are many parts of a Formula 1 car that determine if it will go on to be a winner. But recent developments in the murky world of oil lubricants may mean that more extreme car concepts are possible in the future

The time when a Formula 1 team would design its car, bolt an engine in the back, fill it up with fuel and head off testing to see if it had built a diamond or a dud is long gone.

Indeed, the arrival of the turbo hybrid era sealed the fact that getting ahead in F1 was all about packaging the car and engine together. Only by developing them in tandem could a team really hope to achieve success.

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