Alcohol Fuelled F1?
|September 27, 2011||Posted by admin under Formula 1||
Whilst there are posts on the internet about F1 cars one day using Hydrogen as a fuel, I think that this could be a long long way off.
More realistic is a change to using alcohol as a fuel.
This is even more viable now that refuelling has been banned. Alcohol burns with no visible flame, so that would have been too dangerous in the refulelling era.
However, the new greener 2014 F1 regulations could be modified to specify that engines burn alcohol as their main fuel source.
This would hopefully lengthen the life of the internal combustion engine in Formula 1, and delay the prospect of a much quieter F1, which nobody would really relish!
The Shell fuel that Ferrai use now contains a small percentage of bio fuel. It is derived from wheat straw that was grown in Ottawa. Shell is an investor in Iogen and the two companies are working on a full-scale commercial scale plant in Saskatchewan.
Whether F1 emulates American open wheel racing and switches to alcohol remains to be seen…