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How has the turbo lag been eliminated from Formula 1 engines?

How is the turbo lag removed from F1 engines? Is the compressor an exhaust powered turbo charger or a mechanical super charger?

Formula 1 cars have an exhaust powered turbo charger. But in addition the charger can be spun with the help of an electric motor. This is how the turbo lag is eliminated from the cars and the charger is ready for action once the throttle is pressed. You don't need to wait for the pressure buildup when relying purely on exhaust power. This enables faster reaction.

Written by Janita on Friday July 8, 2016
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