Cetane or anti-, anti-knock?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
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Now don't get me wrong, I like to think of myself as open to new ideas and suggestions as the next man, and indeed throughout my working life the programmes and projects I have been associated with would at least demonstrate that fact. But if you had... read more
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Nitromethane - rocket fuel or what?

Thursday, December 16, 2010
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A major factor in selecting any fuel for high-performance work is the ratio of the products of the reaction with the oxygen in the air to that of the reactants. In a liquid-fuelled space rocket, for instance, 1000 gallons of liquid oxygen will react ... read more
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Respondez s'il vous plait

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
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We've all received them at some time in our lives. That invitation to so-and-so's wedding that spreads mild panic in the household. A new outfit for the wife, a few modifications to the waistband of that old suit of mine, and the prospect of being aw... read more
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GF-5

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
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The world of Formula One is a special case in the technology of engine lubrication. With formulations closely guarded and reputed to be radically different from those found on the service station forecourt, the philosophy behind them is to generate t... read more
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Fuel economy

Tuesday, August 17, 2010
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To many, the words 'fuel' and 'economy' have no real place in the motorsports world. After all, and as everyone knows, to save fuel the driver has to be delicate on the throttle, avoid braking and keep in as high a gear as he (or she) can. And with t... read more
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Changing the face of Formula One

Friday, July 02, 2010
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As the world awaits the new, expected to be revolutionary, engine rules for Formula One, last winter an altogether much quieter revolution was taking place. For tucked away on pages 56 to 58 - towards the back of the 67-page F1 Technical Regulations ... read more
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What a gas?

Thursday, May 13, 2010
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The use of fuels other than gasoline is nothing new in motorsports, yet somehow when teams first make their selection known it always takes us by surprise. So when the Team Aon Ford Focuses of BTCC drivers Tom Chilton and Tom Onslow-Cole finally admi... read more
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Fuel for thought

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
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Maybe I'm getting old but when I see racers the world over spending thousands of pounds (or dollars) on their winter engine rebuilds and then running them on ordinary pump fuels, I simply begin to wonder. By the time they have prepared the car, trans... read more
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Alternative fuels

Tuesday, February 16, 2010
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I guess you could say that the first decade of the 21st century, in the world of motor sport at least, were the years of the alternative fuels. Diesel (yes, we're talking motor sports here), bio-ethanol, RME (rape methyl esters) and even CNG (compres... read more
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Biobutanol

Thursday, January 21, 2010
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Mention the word bioethanol to most people, even the ones who have little interest in our industry, and the chances are they will at least know that you are talking about alternative fuels. Added to gasoline fuel in amounts up to 98% of the total, th... read more
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