Shell developments for 2009 season

Shell’s most intense development during the off-season has come as a result of the change in engine regulations. The 2.4 litre, V8 engine that powers the Ferrari Formula One car now has to last up to 2,500km (three races), almost twice the distance of 2008.

The Shell Trackside team has developed engine lubricants that allow the engine to move as freely as possible (to minimise power loss) whilst at the same time offer protection over the extended life of its moving parts.

In addition to this, the inclusion of the KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) provides drivers with the opportunity to use recovered energy as a horsepower boost. Shell has again worked with Ferrari to develop a bespoke fluid that cools the system whilst also insulating the electrical charge.


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