The mules behind Formula 1’s high-performance engines
These performance engines are all based on the development of the first mules.
In October 2021 we brought you news from Formula 1 plans to keep the internal combustion engine alive despite environmental concerns by developing 100% sustainable fuel. The term “drop-in” referred to the fact that the fuel could be used in existing engines without requiring machine modifications and its development was seen as part of the company’s commitment to be carbon-zero. by 2030.
However, some believed the move could be seen as an attempt to push back the popularity of Formula E and the electrification of the auto industry. In this video, we offer you an exploration of the Formula 1 engine.
Did you know that all the best Formula 1 engines start with mules? Like DriveTribe’s Mike Fernie explains in the video that Cosworth performance engines, Formula 1’s most famous engines, are developed like top-to-bottom mules to ensure that each combustion chamber is as powerful and efficient as possible and that each piece works as it should.
The video also brings you images of by far the most impressive mule in the Cosworth collection developed in 1998 and 1999 for a Jaguar F1 V10 and answers the following questions: How are mules developed and tested? How are the drivers then extrapolated?