Formula one, 2001 season United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis: Engines: the jpoc report

Mercedes announced that, in 2002, they would join Renault in the trend towards wider angled engines. Unlike Renault, which introduced a 110 degree engine in 2001, Mercedes would still be pretty conservative and produce a 90 degree V engine in place of their existing 72 degree unit. The advantage of a wider V is that the engine height can be reduced which allows a lower centre of gravity. However, there are drawbacks to the approach. Wider angles make for wider engines which can give rise to packaging problems.


The whole 2001 season All the races and the behind the scenes games
United States GP at Indianapolis September 30th 2001 Who drives what?
United States GP at Indianapolis September 30th 2001 Business and politics
United States GP at Indianapolis September 30th 2001 Teams and personnel
United States GP at Indianapolis September 30th 2001 Circuit news
United States GP at Indianapolis September 30th 2001 Setting the scene
United States GP at Indianapolis September 30th 2001 Practice and qualifying
United States GP at Indianapolis September 30th 2001 The starting grid
United States GP at Indianapolis September 30th 2001 Race report
United States GP at Indianapolis September 30th 2001 Results
United States GP at Indianapolis September 30th 2001 Championship standings after the race
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