Do F1 cars have clutch ?

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Re: Do F1 cars have clutch ?

Post by Fergie1 » 01 Jul 2008, 21:45

blizzard wrote:Do you guys know why we don´t see stalled cars anymore?
A couple of years ago we saw it regularly at starts or after pit stops that drivers stalled their engines. I also reckognized that the engines don´t stall after spins anymore.

Would be nice if someone could answer this
thanks

Anti-stall. If the revs get too low the clutch automatically gets pulled. But as with Button in Bahrain 2007 that didn't happen as it didn't work for some reason.

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Re: Do F1 cars have clutch ?

Post by blizzard » 02 Jul 2008, 15:43

Thanks for the response.
So in 1997 for example, they didn´t have anti-stall?
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Re: Do F1 cars have clutch ?

Post by pelopubico » 04 Jul 2008, 16:04

blizzard wrote:Thanks for the response.
So in 1997 for example, they didn´t have anti-stall?


i think so...

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Re: Do F1 cars have clutch ?

Post by raikkonen4ever » 07 Jul 2008, 05:42

anti-stall system was introduced on 2000's
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Re: Do F1 cars have clutch ?

Post by blizzard » 07 Jul 2008, 10:21

Ok, thanks.
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Re: Do F1 cars have clutch ?

Post by f1anatic » 07 Jul 2008, 13:07

Ferrari 1999
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BMW 2006
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Re: Do F1 cars have clutch ?

Post by f1anatic » 07 Jul 2008, 13:38

1993 FW15 CVT - Continuously Variable Transmission
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3UpBKXMRto

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Re: Do F1 cars have clutch ?

Post by blizzard » 07 Jul 2008, 19:07

nice info f1anatic. Thank you.
Where did you get those engine pictures from? The Ferrari engine pics look like you´ve made them in your garage :)
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Re: Do F1 cars have clutch ?

Post by sweet16 » 29 Jul 2008, 20:31

Well theres a failsafe built in, if the engines stall it can cause Hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of damage so if the revs are too low, the car's onboard computer automatically cuts the clutch in. If you watch Richard Hammond testing an F1 car on Top Gear, he explains it all.
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Re: Do F1 cars have clutch ?

Post by Sanredrose » 30 Jul 2008, 05:52

sweet16 wrote:Well theres a failsafe built in, if the engines stall it can cause Hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of damage so if the revs are too low, the car's onboard computer automatically cuts the clutch in. If you watch Richard Hammond testing an F1 car on Top Gear, he explains it all.


Do you have a cap or video of that Top Gear session ? Or can you give the air date of that session ?

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Re: Do F1 cars have clutch ?

Post by blizzard » 30 Jul 2008, 09:49

Just type in " Top gear renault f1" on youtube sanredrose
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Re: Do F1 cars have clutch ?

Post by ian95x » 14 Aug 2008, 05:38

If I remember right, it was the anti-stall that DIDN'T allow him to start.

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Re: Do F1 cars have clutch ?

Post by pokoknya » 23 Aug 2008, 08:21

raikkonen4ever wrote:No, they didn't use it all the time
They use it when they engaged the 1st gear to move the car (from standstill) when the start of the race or get out from their garage


yep, this is the correct one, and operated by the hand

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Re: Do F1 cars have clutch ?

Post by f1god123 » 13 Sep 2008, 22:44

yes f1 cars have a clutch and its semi automatic they only use for pitstops race start and if they spin they hold the cluth so they so stall the car

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