FREE NEWSLETTER

FIA imposes new oil consumption limits in F1

24 July 2017

Although the FIA has already agreed new rules regarding oil burn for 2018, the body is also continuing its push to ensure Formula 1 teams are not breaking the limits this season.

In a technical directive issued ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix, it has reminded teams that an oil-consumption limit of 0.6 litres per 100 km was deemed acceptable, before the limit is “strictly enforced” from 2018.

At present, some manufactures could struggle to get under that figure, and as such, the FIA has until now avoided strictly limiting oil use.

“We have accepted that some competitors may have difficulties in adhering to the 0.6L/100km limit this season and a tolerance is being applied to all power units currently in use,” wrote FIA technical delegate Marcin Budkowski.

“However, we will expect the oil consumption of any ICE element of the power unit introduced from the 2017 Italian GP onwards to be less than 0.9L/100km, any consumption above this will be considered suspicious and hence investigated as a potential breach of the Technical Regulations.”

The FIA also stressed that it will continue to monitor the situation, and could not rule out further limits being imposed in the future. “We will continue to monitor the oil consumption of all competitors and carry out physical inspections and/or measurements on a regular basis,” the note concluded.

Partners

SADEV
AVL
Bosch logo

Latest issue

FREE Newsletter

Stay up to date and a chance to win 1 Years Subscription*

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Latest Tweets

Stay up to date with our social world

RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
16 Sep
Breakthrough moment for sustainable composites in #F1. Read the full story for FREE here https://t.co/zbDueGCI0F… https://t.co/xv4Fz1gf8e
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
16 Sep
Praga Cars’ ambitious expansion programme https://t.co/mf00y44dzs
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
16 Sep
Our October issue out now. Read it for FREE here! https://t.co/zbDueGl6C5 #LeMans24 The endurance classic poses uni… https://t.co/ZApdauhkfm
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
15 Sep
Our October issue out now. Read it for FREE here! https://t.co/zbDueGl6C5 #LeMans24 The endurance classic poses uni… https://t.co/JlVXoqsxRw
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
15 Sep
Breakthrough moment for sustainable composites in #F1. Read the full story for FREE here https://t.co/zbDueGCI0F… https://t.co/VNVDFgioIT
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
15 Sep
Our October issue out now. Read it for FREE here! https://t.co/zbDueGCI0F #LeMans24 The endurance classic poses uni… https://t.co/wP1Yd0PFam
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
14 Sep
Aston Martin reveals new racing simulator https://t.co/a9XGOQr49c
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
9 Sep
Our October issue is out now! https://t.co/zbDueGCI0F Best bit is it's FREE for a limited time only. We look at… https://t.co/GcpODB6dpD