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RaceFans Spherical-up: Leclerc says Ferrari has no ‘primary’

Within the round-up: Charles Leclerc says he and new staff mate Carlos Sainz Jnr have equal standing at Ferrari.

What they are saying

Which F1 drivers will beat their staff mates in 2021?

Leclerc was requested whether or not Ferrari have chosen a ‘primary’ at their staff this 12 months:

Nicely, on the finish, I’ve spent extra time in Ferrari than Carlos did, so I’ve extra expertise with Ferrari. I don’t suppose there’s a clear chief and I feel Mattia made it clear.

However that’s good. I’m right here in Formulation 1 to struggle towards the very best. I feel Carlos is extraordinarily proficient and we’ll simply push one another to carry out higher each time we’re on observe. However because the staff talked about, there’s no clear primary or quantity two.

Quotes: Dieter Rencken

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Restored 70-year-old BRM V16 dyno-tested

BRM P15 V16
BRM’s notoriously complicated V16 engines are being rebuilt

BRM’s bold however flawed 16-cylinder P15 may run once more, 70 years since its sole look in a Formulation 1 race. Examples of the automotive and its fearsomely sophisticated V16 engine are being restored by BRM, the primary instance of which has been reserved by the grandson of BRM’s unique proprietor Sir Alfred Owen.

Jose Froilan Gonzalez, BRM P15 V16
The staff repaired an engine which was “lunched” by Gonzalez

The P15 was entered for 2 world championship races in 1951 at Silverstone and Monza. Reg Parnell took one to fifth place within the former, scoring two factors, however not one of the staff’s vehicles took the beginning on the subsequent spherical, following which the mission was canned.

The vehicles are actually being re-engineered and rebuilt. One engine has been examined by BRM’s technical companions Corridor and Corridor on a dynamometer at RAF Folkingham in Lincolnshire.

“We didn’t wish to push it too exhausting on the dyno besides we estimate we obtained about 550bhp at 10,000rpm and a couple of.5psi,” mentioned chief engine technician Martin Smith. “[This] is a big step ahead as we proceed to construct our expertise and understanding of this astonishing engine.”

The rebuilt engine final ran in 1999 when former F1 racer Jose Froilan Gonzalez “lunched” the unit by over-revving it.

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