A dyno (Dynomometer Testbed), is an engine test rig that allows teams to stress test the engines, at the factoryEach team has a home base where the factory is typically based. From there teams of talented people, design, model... There's more..., in near race conditions. A vital tool when tract time is restricted, the dyno allows the engineers to simulate thousands of virtual laps before hitting the track.
The dyno rig replicates race conditions that apply when a car is on track; air supply, an exhaust extract system, and fuelIn 2022 F1 cars run on 87 octane fuel which is 10% ethanol As part of their green strategy, Formula... There's more... supply. Then every conceivable sensor is utilised to monitor the PU’s status – power, torque, temperature, oil pressure, electrical energy recovery etc.
The dyno is set to follow the track map with the driver’s unique throttle inputs, gearshifts, and braking load to match qualifyingQualifying (Quali) is a one-hour session used to determine pole position and the order the cars will line up behind... There's more... and racing laps.
The dyno analysis includes the energy recovery systemEnergy Recovery Systems, or ERS for short, consists of Motor Generator Units that harness waste heat energy (from the turbocharger) and waste... There's more... of the hybridThe current Formula 1 regulations require the cars to be hybrids. Instead of conventional hybrid systems, with an electric motor,... There's more... PU to check the efficiency of their harvestingHarvesting refers to the capture and storage of, otherwise lost, energy for use on a flying lap or when needed... There's more..., storage and re-deployment of electrical energy throughout a race distance.