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Can a 2014 restart its engine after a stall?


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#1 kraduk

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 12:56

Sorry if this seems like a dumb question, but f1 cars were always a bit scuppered if the driver spun and stalled (assuming the anti stall didnt save them). Is this the case now due to the large electrical energy stores they have? ie could they effectively bump start themselves. Or is this a scenario that would never happen due to anti stall?



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#2 gruntguru

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 03:25

If they are capable of a bump start, they would be capable of doing it themselves since they are able to drive under electric power alone.



#3 desmo

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 14:40

Why are starters not mandated on all racing cars?  How many times have we seen stalled cars in dangerous positions unable to self start putting people, including corner workers, at wholly unnecessary risk?



#4 BRG

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 19:31

Why are starters not mandated on all racing cars?  How many times have we seen stalled cars in dangerous positions unable to self start putting people, including corner workers, at wholly unnecessary risk?

A question that I long asked, for just those reasons as well as the more mundane one of helping drivers to finish races, although with the introduction of anti-stall, the issue has been less of a concern.  WEC requires cars to turn off their engines when pitting, and restart themselves to rejoin the race.  It causes no real problem, even with red-hot racing engines.  Why single seaters couldn't manage it was one of those mysteries that could never be plumbed...



#5 Greg Locock

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 22:27

Even as a way of improving the show, eliminating some yellow flags while waiting for a stalled car to be pushed into safety seems like a no-brainer. My only concern would be the prospect of a red mist driver rejoining the race after coming off the track and stalling.



#6 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 23:42

I feel that F1s do have starters, but have to be started with a jump battery. That was the case in the past at least. I have watched the grid and start up lots of times, what do they do now? I have never paid attention!



#7 gruntguru

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 07:04

Plenty of battery onboard the current F1 cars!



#8 RacingDuck

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 17:50

I feel that F1s do have starters, but have to be started with a jump battery. That was the case in the past at least. I have watched the grid and start up lots of times, what do they do now? I have never paid attention!


Heres a good explaination:
http://www.formula1-...rter_motor.html

And a visual:
http://m.youtube.com...h?v=al6Yz3Nv7dY

#9 desmo

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 22:37

Correct change then for 2014.  It was one obvious area, like refueling with a crew of a dozen guys within a half meter doing a tire change or the exposed wheel, where safety was/is significantly compromised in the name of tradition.