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How economical are the Turbo V6 engines in F1 compared to older V8s?

How much more economical are the new Turbo V6 engines used in Formula 1 compared to the naturally aspirated V8s used before?

The are a lot more economical. A Formula 1 car with a V8 engine consumed about 60-70 litres per 100 kilometres. With the modern V6 Turbo engines it is around 44 litres. This is a tremendous improvement, especially considering lap times have not dropped significantly.

source: http://www.mtv.fi/sport/f1/uutinen/artikkeli/formulafakta-paljonko-nykyiset-f1-moottorit-ovat-edellisia-taloudellisempia/5229464

Written by Janita on Wednesday August 5, 2015
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