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Old 15 April 2013, 17:50   #21
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One of the reasons F1 teams measure their fuel in kilos not litres as weight never changes with heat but volume does.
Yep. They are most worried about knowing how much energy is in the tank. This is easily measurable as mass (i.e., how many molecules there are) but not via volume.

In the Middle East airlines can buy chilled fuel. This is denser than the fuel that sitting in above-ground tanks and so gets more energy into the tanks. This can make the difference between having to land and refuel somewhere or not, so is worth the extra cost.
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One of the reasons F1 teams measure their fuel in kilos not litres as weight never changes with heat but volume does.
Want to let Red bull into this secret? I'm sure mark Webber would be grateful
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Touchy subject at the moment, my little sister was at school with his chief race engineer Simon Rennie & it's his first season at Red Bull.....
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Yep. In the Middle East airlines can buy chilled fuel. This is denser than the fuel that sitting in above-ground tanks
When I only ran a motorbike (many moons ago, prior to owning a car) I always used to fill up at night because I swore I got better mpg. All my mates thought I was a nutter (not disputing that), but your logic may appear to have vindicated my theory!
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When I only ran a motorbike (many moons ago, prior to owning a car) I always used to fill up at night because I swore I got better mpg. All my mates thought I was a nutter (not disputing that), but your logic may appear to have vindicated my theory!
So, "Fuel efficiency" was your excuse for hanging around in the dark in leather clothing?! I suppose that is better than "Actually, I'm a Tory MP, ociffer"
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You bet. The talcum powder was slightly harder to explain away...
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Touchy subject at the moment, my little sister was at school with his chief race engineer Simon Rennie & it's his first season at Red Bull.....
Could be his last!!!
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I asked a traffic police officer the question posed on this thread today & he reliably informs me that its not advisable to tow with a full fuel tank if possible , however no normal rib would ever come close to carrying so much fuel that any special restrictions applied. He also asked me to mention that many people dont take into account weight of fuel and other items when seeing if you car is legal to tow that weight.Check plate on your car.
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