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Limitations of fuel flow and total amount in Formula 1?

Why is there a limitation of 100 kilograms, if total flow is limited? How do the officials track this data?

The maximum fuel flow in Formula 1 cars is 100 kilograms per an hour. Because the race lasts an hour or even two - this means that you cannot burn fuel at that maximum limitation. These two different limitations are needed, because the flow limits how fast the fuel is used, where as the total amount limits the total amount.

All F1 cars have a fuel flow meter from the company Gill Sensors. It is a standardised sensor instrument, whose data is accessible to the officials. You can see how the flow sensor looks like on Gill Sensors website: Fuel Flow Sensor

source: http://www.mtv.fi/sport/f1/f1-fakta/artikkeli/formulafakta-polttoaineen-virtauksen-ja-kokonaismaaran-rajoittaminen/4236490

Written by Janita on Friday January 26, 2018
Permalink - Tags: motorsport, f1

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