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McLaren to supply F1 engine pressure and temperature sensors

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30/01/2017

The FIA has announced that McLaren Applied Technologies has been chosen to be the trusted sole provider of engine pressure and temperature sensors for the 2018 to 2020 F1 seasons.

The three year deal will see McLaren Applied Technologies provide a range of engine pressure and temperature sensors that will be used to monitor critical parameters on all teams' power units.

The supply is part of the FIA's initiative to help contain costs within Formula 1.

The agreement with McLaren Applied Technologies is the first time that sensor technology has been specifically targeted with this aim and complements the FIA Single Engine Control Unit, (SECU) used by all teams in Formula 1 and supplied by McLaren Applied Technologies since 2008.

McLaren Applied Technologies will provide a range of quality components to all competitors in the series, offering a cost-effective solution while retaining the high precision and reliability required by the demanding environment of F1.

"We're delighted McLaren Applied Technologies has been chosen by the FIA to be the trusted sole provider of engine pressure and temperature sensors for the 2018 to 2020 FIA Formula 1 World Championships," said Rodi Basso, motorsport director of McLaren Applied Technologies. "From the ECU technology in every Formula 1 car to the engineers supporting teams at the track, McLaren Applied Technologies continues to be at the heart of motorsport. Our mission is to provide an unrivalled service, ensuring the world's premier race teams and series can continue to grow and delight fans around the world."

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1. Posted by Mad Matt, 31/01/2017 13:43

"In some respects you are right but the set-up is more than €50 worth of sensor. I heard from a friend who works in F1 that the sensors and ECU interface (monitoring etc) can be in the order of 100,000€ + to implement and then 10-20K a year to maintain. So, in principal doing this once for all the teams should be cheaper than each one doing it in their own way.

Even so, you are right that there are many other areas where costs could be cut in ways which wouldn't negatively effect the entertainment."

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2. Posted by edllorca, 30/01/2017 16:33

"$40,000,000 car. Let's control cost on this $50 sensor..."

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