Eight facts from the Williams launch
Here's what we learned at the cocktail-fueled unveil of Grove's gorgeous new F1 car
Posted: 07 Mar 2014
3. The MGU-H, the technology that converts heat energy from behind the turbo, is a very clever piece of kit, almost unique to F1. ("I think they have them on Caterpillars," says Symonds).
It's crucial to the car, which simply could not complete a race on 100 litres of fuel without it. While some of the energy it recovers goes in to the reserve, and some to spool up the turbo ("there is absolutely no lag"), much of it is constantly powering the car through the MGU-K.
How much power? "I can't say," says Symonds. A percentage? "No, Mercedes does not want to go in to it. It's substantial."