Inside the 2014 F1 V6 turbo rules
Renault and its engine chief Rob White revealed the 2014 Formula 1 V6 turbo to the world this week. Dieter Rencken was there to get some in-depth insight into what the new engines mean for F1
Usually jovial, when Renault's deputy managing director (technical) Rob White outlines complex engineering matters in reply to questions posed by ignorant hacks, he goes into solemn mode and adopts similes to explain the issues at hand.
For example, asked to expand upon the apparent anomaly in Formula 1's 2014 technical regulations that permits a car to harvest a maximum of 2mJ of energy per lap, yet expend double that over the same distance, the 47-year-old North Yorkshireman equates it to a savings account.
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