Everything To Know About F1’s 2026 Power Unit Revolution Facts

Everything To Know About F1’s 2026 Power Unit Revolution Facts, The rough idea was that to make Grand Prix racing an enticing prospect to road car manufacturers, F1 had to go hybrid to remain relevant.

Everything To Know About F1's 2026 Power Unit Revolution Facts

Cosworth declined to participate in the new rules, meaning Mercedes, and Ferrari. Renault was the three suppliers for the first race in Australia – with only Honda taking the plunge to join in 2015 before leaving again at the end of 2021. Only to realize its mistake as Red Bull dominated and quietly increased its visibility once again.

The turbo hybrids are extremely complex with a single power unit consisting of an Internal Combustion Engine. Turbo Charger, MGU-H, MGU-K, control electronics, and the energy store but for 2026, major changes are coming to the units. The first real ones since their adoption a decade ago.

Three Times As Much Electrical Power

For 2026, there is set to be a far greater emphasis on capturing. And deployment of electrical energy which drivers can use to defend or attack.

At present, the MGU-K is capable of producing an output of 120kw. But with the beefed-up systems for 2026, the aim is for 350kw to be produced – almost trebling the current amount of energy a driver has at their disposal.

Reduction in the fuel used

In 2014, the limit of fuel available to a driver at the start of a race was 100kg, itself a reduction. The 160kg onboard in the V8 era after refueling was banned in 2010.

But for 2026, the aim, with a higher share of electrical energy, is to further reduce the fuel used in Grands Prix to around the 70kg mark. That is like having a George Russell or Lance Stroll in the car in terms of fuel at the start.

The power units will still be chucking out over 1,000 brake-horse power.

Eco-fuels are the way forward

As part of F1’s push to meet the net zero carbon status by 2030. The fuels used in the cars are set to become fully sustainable. That process has already begun with cars already using E10 fuel, which is a mix of 90% fuel and 10% renewable ethanol.

The Idea Is To Use Carbon From Non-Food

The idea is to use carbon from non-food, waste, and even that which is already in the atmosphere. RacingNews365 takes a look at the changes coming for 2026 to the power units below – and who is signed up to take part. Who is signed up for the 2026 F1 power unit regulations? The new power unit rules for 2026 are going to be coupled with an overhaul of the cars themselves.

FIA single-seater boss Nikolas Tombazis has described the plan for ‘nimble’ cars. This will include the wheelbase being narrowed from 3600mm (3.6m) to 3400mm (3.4m). The track also narrowed from 2000mm (2m) wide to 1900mm (1.9mm).

The final scope of the car regulations will be revealed by the FIA at the end of June this year. This gives the teams 18 months to design the best machines – although no work may be carried out until January 1st, 2025.

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