One of the latest areas of intensive development is the ‘power unit’ which combines H-ERS (recovery of waste heat energy in the exhaust gases) and K-ERS (recovery of kinetic energy from braking).
Both these technologies contribute to increased power available to the driver while also lowering overall fuel consumption. While this solution was created specifically for motor sport applications, the Magneti Marelli motorsport research team is always looking ahead to the possibilities to apply these ideas to mass production for the benefit of drivers all over the world.
Alongside our energy recovery expertise, Magneti Marelli is also a pioneer in the growing electric side of motorsport as we have developed and produced high performance electric motors for Formula E.
For the internal combustion engine (ICE), the main consideration is high-power output coupled with light and compact dimensions and the entire process from concept through to production of fuel injectors developed for competition is completed in-house. This allows for full control of every stage of production, and gives maximum flexibility in the delivery of components for bespoke applications and fast integration into engines.
Magneti Marelli firmly believes that the integrated design of electronics and mechanics is the key to offering the best solutions in terms of race performance and development flexibility.
This flexibility is demonstrated by the new coils developed for Formula 1 GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) motors. Each installation in a racing car is optimised to the specific requirements of the team thanks to the highest possible levels of versatility in design in terms of ignition power, breakdown voltage and mechanical installation.