Since turbocharged hybrid engines have entered a strict fuel limit, some manufacturers have tried to find ways to increase power by burning oil rather than gasoline.
Currently, the teams have to work with a strict oil consumption limit of 0.6 liters per 100 km while for 2019 additional rules are introduced to prevent oil burning in qualifying.
In particular, the teams can no longer add oil or transfer it from an auxiliary oil tank to any part of the lubrication system during the qualification. will reduce half of the amount of oil that can be burned – reduce the permitted consumption to 0.3 liters per 100 km. The teams were notified about this change in the winter.
FIA Head of Unit Affairs Nicholas Tombasis says management is clear that any use of oil teams as a way to increase productivity is not acceptable. "The question of oil is simple," he told Motorsport.com. "The regulation states that the only fuel that can be burned is petrol, so the oil should be just a lubricant."
"We know there is oil consumption, but in some cases it can contribute to performance that is not
" We have intervened and reduced consumption to 0.6kg per 1
" When it comes to such low consumption, it becomes clear that there will be no need to have an additional skill tank.
Teams were informed that the FIA would base the value of oil consumption at any given distance taken as a multiple lap to ensure they did not burn any more during specific phases of the event. .