Bruno Famin, the Alpine team’s interim manager, is certain about the upcoming 2026 Formula 1 regulation change. Famin says that he is confident that this redesign will succeed in the long run and that the new chassis rules will be able to counteract any realistic loss of power.
It is the improved chassis specs that he believes are the key to making up for any potential engine performance losses. Famin, who has unwavering faith in the improvements that are about to occur, predicts that Formula 1 will have a bright and prosperous future.
The enthusiastic support from Audi and Porsche proved crucial in developing the engine requirements for the 2026–2030 model year, stepping up the emphasis on sustainability and practicality in the series. With an exact 50:50 distribution between the internal combustion engine and the electrical output, this convergence produced a finely calibrated power split. But when teams saw early simulator data, questions about possible problems on straightaways emerged.
How Alpine is “convinced”?
The results indicated possible difficulties that could arise from the high demands on battery regeneration, such as the need for sudden deceleration and gear changes. As a result, the projected 470 horsepower (350 kW) electrical power supply failed.
The disclosures highlighted the necessity of reevaluating the system’s operation in order to preserve the intended equilibrium between electric power and combustion. A critical review step was triggered by the implications of the data, which made clear that adjustments were required to minimize any possible disruptions to the projected power supply and overall performance targets.
The temporary head of the Alpine race team and engine program, Bruno Famin, is adamant that the chassis rules will be the primary focus of the upcoming Formula 1 rule change. It is predicted that these rules will dramatically cut drag and introduce cutting-edge active front and rear wings, transforming vehicle performance on straightaways. Famin emphasizes that these chassis changes are critical to the success of the upcoming F1 rule cycle, which is expected to dramatically reshape the dynamics of the sport.
Femin shared “What I have to say is that, now the PU technical regulation has been officialised quite a long time ago, one and a half years ago almost, all the PU manufacturers are working hard.
“They have made already very important choices in terms of the way we want to go, the technology we want to develop,” an article from motorsports.com mentioned.
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