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Can someone explain to me, with so many mechanics looking after these cars between races, why do so many things seem to occur?

If your daily driver did this sort of thing, you'd be wild and they are only serviced every 10~15k kms.

 

I don't believe it is the complexity as these cars are pulled apart and put together all the time.

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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12k rpm is no trifling matter.

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800-900 bhp from a 1.6 turbocharged, hybrid powerplant takes some maintenance and is on the very cutting edge of known technology, but with strict rules on the amount of testing permitted. Stuff goes wrong. And that's solely considering the bits that make the car go and doesn't account for making the car stop or go round corners.

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It wasn't the engines that I was talking about. It is systems like the engine just dying.

 

There are motorbikes on the road which will rev to that rpm as well and they don't break down often?

 

When you say testing, are they not even allowed to start and test?

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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There is a whole new level of electronc systems attached to the engines not just for the hybrid power generation. They also intereact with regenerative braking, brake by wire, electronic diffs etc. The big difficulty is that the engine/hybrid/systems package is now installed in a very compact body where it will be subject to immense temperatures, vibration and shock loads, humidty and the occasional rain/sand blasting.

I don't for one moment imagine that they have had enough testing to cover every single combination of environmental extremes.

 

We do electronics that is designed for 2G accelerations at low rpm, +70°, rain and humidity and even that is an eye-opener.

I'm amazed that it works at all under 6G accelerations at very high rpm and a couple of hundred °C..... :clap:

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