Formula 1 explained: How the energy gets into F1 fuel

21-01-2020 08:01
by Matt Gretton

The fuel used in any car is a phenomenal thing. How so much energy can be stored in the liquid is impressive. But of course, in Formula 1 it's even more remarkable. Where does all that power come from? 

Back in time

To answer that question, Chain Bear delves into the history of Formula 1 petrol. The YouTuber often has animation videos to make it easier to explain Formula 1 subjects and now does so again. 

Chain Bear is mainly looking for the energy that is in the fuel. An engine needs the energy to move forward and the gasoline must have that. A look at the past shows Chain Bear that it actually all starts with the sun.

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