|The race cars|
|The formula one cars as raced by the main teams of the season. Other cars of older date participated as well and a number of private entrants bought cars from BRM, Cooper and Brabham during the season. Matra entered a few cars to announce their planned arrival for the 1968 season. The Brabham team won, but the new star was no doubt the Lotus 49.|
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|Weight distribution for the cars as they appear in GPL. The height of the coloumns describe the weight on front and rear axles|
|Notice the difference in character between the torquey engines from Repco, Cosworth and Maserati, the revvy engines from Ferrari and Weslake and the extremely revvy engines from BRM and Honda.
The best engine is without doubt the Cosworth in the Lotus 49, and the reason for the relatively poor performance of the Cooper lies with the heavy chassis. The performance of the Eagle is likewise down to a light chassis, combined with a torque characteristic that suits the chassis.
|Comparable values for fuel-comsumption for the AI drivers.
Example: A Brabham uses 8.88 liters of fuel for one lap of the Nürburgring, whereas a Ferrari uses 10.06 liters and a Honda uses 11.09 liters.
Each engine uses fuel roughly proportional to the power it creates. The more powerful the engine, the more power it uses.
The higher you rev the engine, the more fuel it will use. Internal engine friction may be a minor factor; engines with more friction will probably use a bit more fuel. Internal friction is roughly proportional to the number of cylinders; the BRM seems to have a lot of friction, and the Ferrari has more than, say, the Cosworth or the Repco V8's. The Weslake, howerver, seems to have relatively low internal friction considering it's a V12.