FIA now ready to monitor and police fuel limits in 2014

Formula One World Championship

The manufacturer of a crucial fuel flow sensor is now set up and ready for Formula 1’s all new 2014 season.

We reported last October that the governing FIA was in a race against time to ensure that the teams obey the all-new fuel limits for the radical turbo V6 rules.

The reports said that the company awarded the contract to supply the mandatory fuel flow rate sensors was struggling to improve on an error rate of 1.5 per cent.

Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport had said that the error was “worrying”, and that the company, Gill Sensors, was working hard to improve the sensor ahead of the winter testing season.

Gill has now confirmed that its fuel sensor “has been homologated by the FIA” for the 2014 season.

The sensor “fulfils the FIA’s accuracy requirements”, the company added.

“We are delighted that the FIA is confident in the performance and durability of the ultrasonic fuel flow meter,” said chairman Mike Gill. (GMM)

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  • Hawk

    wont it add to the reliability issues too?

  • sarahsdadjeff

    Well I’m glad somebody’s happy cause I think this whole fuel thing stinks.

  • ninjamonk

    @sarahsdadjeff but think of the trees it will save 😉

  • matthew

    @ninjamonk don’t even mention trees! If the FIA stays on the path they’re taking, F1 cars will be powered by woodstoves in 10 years!!! XD

  • Zombie Jebus

    One of the worst rules ever introduced into F1.

    I miss the days when the drivers would actually try and drive fast and go for Fast Lap and overtakes… I’m all for enviromental concern, but not in racing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SteveisGreat

    How is this racing??? Ok, if F1 were an endurance series I could see this mandate being clever and successful… but in a sprint series? I just don’t see this working. And I certainly don’t see it improving the show, road cars, passing, anything. I don’t watch F1 to discuss fuel mileage, that’s for certain!!!

  • Tom Riddle

    Saving fuel, saving tyres, saving the environment, economy runs, smaller engines, drivers can’t truly race… this is turning the sport gay!

  • WestMclarenMercedes

    I would have been happy with 130 kilos per race not 100! FIA are cleary trying to destroy F1. Since the end of 2005

  • mzso

    More like since the eighties, their effort only got fruitfull when we reached 2000. It has been boring garbage since then. They started banning everything that wasn’t the status quo, so anything that had a potential for evolution. No 4WD, diesel, rotary engines. They banned wing cars (not just ground effect). Turbos, active suspension, etc…
    So it’s mostly uniformula 1. We get expensive aero toys that are even technically inferior to plain road cars from most regards.
    Only now they surpassed eighties state of the art because they brought back turbos. (Albeit with crappy limitations)