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F1 Technique: Photos of Renault's Energy F1 Power Unit (+photos)

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Renault Sport F1 has released a series of photos as well as technical information about its new Power Unit, the new 1.6L turbo hybrid V6 Formula 1 engine called Energy F1.

Renault will supply this engine in 2014 to Red Bull Racing, Lotus, Toro Rosso and Caterham.

F1 Renault V6 engine
Photo: Renault Sport F1

Key elements of the Energy F1 Power Unit:

• 1.6-litre turbocharged V6 internal combustion engine

• Direct fuel injection

• Max engine speed of 15,000rpm

• Potent Energy Recovery Systems incorporating two motor generator units – the MGU-H, recovering energy from the exhaust and the MGU-K recovering energy from braking

• Electrical energy recovered stored in a battery

• Combined maximum power output of 760bhp, on a par with previous V8 generation

F1 Renault engine V6
Photo: Renault Sport F1

• Double restriction on fuel consumption: fuel quantity for the race limited to 100 kg (35% reduction from 2013) with fuel flow rate limited to 100 kg/hr max (unlimited under V8 regulations) – cars will therefore need to use both fuel and electrical energy over one lap

• Engine development is frozen during the season; only changes for fair and equitable reasons are permitted

• 5 Power Units allowed per driver per year

F1 Renault V6 engine
Photo: Renault Sport F1

F1 Renault V6 engine
Photo: Renault Sport F1