MAHLE Motorsport in Formula 1.
The top tier of motorsport and MAHLE Motorsport are made for each other. Both have maximum performance in their genes, both represent the peak of what is technically feasible. For over 45 years, we have been pushing technological boundaries with Scuderia Ferrari. These days, as technology partner, we supply the iconic team with components such as pistons, as well as innovative technologies such as the lean-burn combustion system MAHLE Jet Ignition®.
Upcoming Challenges.Melbourne, Australia - 2019-03-17
- 1Rolex Australian GP
- 2Gulf Air Bahrain GP
- 3Heineken Chinese GP
- 4Azerbeiijan GP
- 5Premio de Espagna Emirates
- 6Prix de Monaco
- 7Prix Heineken du Canada
- 8GP de France
- 9Großer Preis von Österreich
- 10Rolex British GP
- 11Großer Preis von Deutschland
- 12MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ
- 13Johnnie Alker Belgian GP
- 14Premio Heineken d’italia
- 15Singapore Airlines Signapore Grand
- 16Russian GP
- 17Honda Japanese GP
- 18Formula 1 Pirelli United States GP
- 19Premio de Mexico
- 20Premio Heineken do brasil
- 21ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX
Scuderia Ferrari is the only team that has been continuously represented in Formula 1 since the first season in 1950. The 2018 vintage of the SF71H was that 64th single- seater car that Ferrari developed for race action in the top tier. Including the 2018 season, Scuderia has celebrated 235 wins, 15 driver’s titles and 16 constructor’s championships – all Formula 1 records.
For the 2019 season, a maximum of five different versions of dry tyres will be used. Three of which will be used each weekend, which will be divided into soft (red marking), medium (yellow) and hard (white); there will also be the heavy wet rain tyres (blue) and intermediates (green).
For the 2019 season, the aerodynamics regulations were changed. In future, the front wings will be 2.00 metres wide instead of 1.80 metres and will have a much simpler design. The rear wing is ten centimetres wider and two centimetres higher than before. This should make it easier for the drivers to drive close behind a rival since the “dirty air” will be reduced.
The halo is a curved bracket with a supporting bar in the middle over the otherwise open driver’s cockpit. It was introduced in 2018 and is designed to protect the drivers from flying parts.
A Formula 1 car must weigh at least 733 kilogrammes throughout the entire race weekend. This value was increased by five kilogrammes for 2018 as a result of the introduction of the halo. This minimum weight takes account of a driver of 80 kilogrammes.
In addition to the 1.6-litre turbo, two electric engines drive a Formula 1 car. The MGU-H gets its energy from the exhaust of the turbocharger, the MGU-K recuperates kinetic energy when braking. The maximum release of electric power is limited per lap.
The heart of the Formula 1 powertrain is a V6 engine with turbocharger and 1.6 litres capacity. At Scuderia Ferrari, among other things, MAHLE is involved in the supply of special pistons as well as in the context of development tasks. In 2018, each driver was allowed to use three engines and three turbochargers.
A Formula 1 gearbox has eight forward gears and one reverse gear. The driver uses rockers on the steering wheel to switch gears sequentially and needs the clutch also operated by hand only on starting. In 2018, each gearbox had to last for at least six races.
MAHLE Developments.Test lab at top level.
For MAHLE Motorsport, Formula 1 is about more than wins. Our innovations and
components are used in the most challenging of conditions here. Only when they
have passed this extreme test are our ideas ready for the next step: series
Power and performance:
In Formula 1, our lightweight pistons accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 0.001 seconds. Up to four million ignition processes take place in one single race. That puts the material under great strain. For this reason, MAHLE uses specific materials and coatings, in order to ensure that the pistons in the Ferrari Formula 1 car are both extremely efficient and particularly durable.
MAHLE Jet Ignition®:
The MAHLE Jet Ignition® is one of our innovations for Scuderia Ferrari. With the innovative combustion process, we are using a patented solution that significantly increases efficiency. This is made possible by a special surface ignition. In motorsport this means: more performance. But we are developing the technology further for series vehicles since we are also increasingly effectiveness significantly with these.