Formula 1 team fear that races of the season-2017 the regulated limit of fuel may not be enough for the whole distance, and in this regard they will have to adjust strategy, according to Auto Motor und Sport.
In accordance with the new rules in 2017 the maximum amount of fuel per race has been increased from 100 to 105 kg. This measure should have been allowed to compensate for the increased fuel consumption associated with aerodynamic features of the new machines, particularly with the increase in the drag cars.
It is assumed that the mechanics of Mercedes, Ferrari, Renault and Honda pre-season tests in Barcelona were surprised by the obtained indicators are seriously exceeded their calculations.
On the tracks in Melbourne and Bahrain, which will host the first two stages of the season 2017, the fuel consumption is particularly great. Thus, it is possible that pilots will need to focus on fuel economy, especially in the last laps to see the checkered flag.
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