Technical: Analysing F1’s oil burning situation

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Technical: Analysing F1’s oil burning situation

9:02 – Oil burning has been a key talking point through the 2017 season, heightened by the FIA’s recent clampdown. GPUpdate.net technical expert Craig Scarborough provides an in-depth analysis of the situation.

An ongoing story this year has been the power unit situation between Mercedes and Ferrari. For the past two seasons, the balance of power has been close between the pair, with Mercedes having the slightly more powerful engine, especially in qualifying mode. A factor in the difference between the two motors is believed to be how they use oil to aid combustion. The FIA stepped in during the winter to outlaw this practice, but even by the 13th race of the year this is still a performance differentiator between the two teams.

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