HP Source: Building an F1 engine
Want to know what it takes to build a 2.4-litre V8 F1 engine? We did, so AUTOSPORT's sister magazine F1 Racing went straight to the source Â– Renault Sport's engine HQ Â– to learn the secrets of horsepower
Perhaps it's inappropriate to think too deeply about the satisfaction to be had from ushering a cool, lubricated, light-alloy piston into the tight concentric embrace of a V8 engine block. But believe me, it is very real.
And it helps explain the calm, satisfied deliberation of Renault F1 engine-build trainees Francois Giardino and Florian Hubert as they set about reassembling the RS26 2.4-litre V8 that powered Fernando Alonso to pole and victory at Monaco and Silverstone in 2006.
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