How Mercedes F1’s Ingenious Split Turbo Works!

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Mercedes F1 teams split their turbo in half, and this excellent video, put together by ex-F1 racer Martin Brundle and SkyF1, explains why it’s just so effective. It’s amazing to see how the relatively simple solution cascades into a number of benefits across multiple systems on the Mercedes grand prix car.

How Mercedes F1’s Ingenious Split Turbo Works!

Mercedes has gone it’s own way with this design that divorces the compressor and turbine components. The former sits at the front of the engine while the latter hangs off the rear, with a shaft running through the engine to connect the two. It’s a simple idea executed in a very complex package!

Check it out!