Honeywell Turbo Technologies will boost the engines of the Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 car in 2014. Formula 1 is adopting a new rules package that requires cars to be turbocharged marking a new technical era for the pinnacle of global motorsport racing.
Honeywell will support the Scuderia Ferrari team with the unique technical challenge of moving to an all-new turbocharged 1.6L V6 engine from a 2.4L naturally-aspirated V8 configuration used from 2006 through 2013. This downsized 1.6L engine will produce the equivalent power of a production Honeywell turbocharged 16L commercial vehicle engine. The new downsized turbo engines are also designed with the latest in energy recovery technology to support other systems in the race car.
“To win in Formula 1, our powertrain system must have no weak links,” said Luca Marmorini, Scuderia Ferrari Engine and Electronics Director. “To ensure that, we choose partners with impeccable reputations and experience in delivering innovative, high quality products and services. Honeywell’s turbochargers helped us find the downsizing solutions we needed to meet the new rules without compromising the performance.”
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