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    Four Stroke Could Revolutionise Formula One

    ABU DHABI – Wednesday, December 08, 2010 - At a press conference staged at the Corniche Al Buheira hotel, Nicolo di San Germano, promoter of the UIM World F1 Series together with John Caudwell and Mike Beachy Head of Caudwell Marine unveiled a unique new engine/drive package that could revolutionize Formula One.


    With the world of motor sports becoming increasingly under pressure to seek out greener, more energy efficient options to protect the environment, Di San Germano has, for the last two years looked at several propositions but all have been discarded on the grounds of economics. However when Caudwell Marine approached the F1 promoter with a package that ticked all the right boxes, Di San Germano proposed a joint venture that, if successful could transform F1.

    Since its inception, Formula One has relied on outboard power which has mainly been dominated by Mercury 2 stroke units. Today Caudwell and Beachy Head unveiled their powerplant and early tests and comments from the F1 fraternity suggest it could be a winner.



    The engine is energy efficient, all aluminum Nissan V6 naturally aspirated 3.5 litre powerplant attached to a custom made Axis drive unit. The test unit is fitted in an elderly two seater DAC catamaran and early performance figures indicate it is very fast i.e. it set an unofficial South African speed record of 142 mph and accelerates from standstill to 160 kph is 4 seconds.

    Caudwell and Beachy Head indicated that their units will be cost effective and teams are invited to lease the packages from Caudwell as opposed to outright purchase. The next stage of development will be to install engine and drive in new F1 catamaran and set the outfit up in racing mode and the results will be appraised by pilots. If the feedback is positive, Caudwell engines could be on the start grid in 2011.

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    What an incredible setup! I was just on F1H2O a couple days ago and did not see this. The end of two stroke outboards is near, wether we all like it or not. We have already seen the death of the 2 stroke in motocross/supercross and it looks as if it's days are numbered in the boating world as well! I'm all for it personally.........

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    The performance specs are fantastic for these units. The weight to HP ratio is impressive and seems very well suited for the F1 tunnel hull. Can't wait to see what performance they get when it is in a modern hull. Very interesting out-drive technology.

    http://www.caudwellmarine.com/pages/...ower-F1H20.asp

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    They do not say what the actual weight is, just that finished boat weight is the same. There is NO way it is as light as a F1 mercury. This means lightweight even more expensive boats plus the maintanance of all those gears. I bet it will be double the cost. Spend more green to go green, what a joke! $200,000 f-1 boat, good luck.

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    If four strokes become consistantly faster than 2 strokes then I could see the end of 2 strokes. This is racing, why do we need "green" motors. Don't see too many "Green" top fuel motors. Might as well race canoes and sing "Cume by ya" This is far from an outboard. Kinda like an old KT boat. It is cool and it sure is fast but give it it's own class and leave F1 to the outboards. Loud, finiky, smelly, oily outboards like we all grew up with and love.

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    The teams and drivers are stupid if they go along with this, its not an outboard, its not related to any outboard in production past, present or future.
    Since 1925, about 150 different racing outboards have been made.


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    I think it is a big mistake by Mercury Marine to let this happen..
    Over the years Mercury Marine have supported UIM F1 Racing more than any other
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    Please..some loyalty thinking from the UIM F1 organisation
    Yes..more engine suppliers is good.. let some F1 Team try, but do not change any roles that give the new engine an advantage over the Mercury F1 engine.
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    Angry Move This Thread

    The General Topic Post is "OPC (Outboard Performance Craft) or Tunnel Outboards - this is neither. Its and Inboard!

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    Well..I am sorry..you are right. The thread should be somewhere else.
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    Lars,

    No worries - I am just agreeing with you. This now is an inboard class. Fine make it that but it is NOT F1 as we have know it. In the retail recreational marine business right now Outboards are the big thing. In fact with the requirements that are now being put on Inboard engines in small "Cookie Cutter" boats - the trend is going to be to make those Outboard models once again. A throw back to the 70's and 80's. So my question is when the marine market is going one way, why would UIM F1 decide to go in a completely different direction. $$$$$$$$

    My two cents!

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