The Team
The MP4-30
  • Honda Lab
  • Power Units
  • Tech Spec
  • Welcome to the Honda Lab, where we unveil the true power of the ultimate racing machine. Discover the melting point of the Honda Power Unit. See it’s electrifying force unleashed in a single bolt of power. And watch the car’s nerve centre, the ECU, come alive.

    • MGU-H Melting Point
    • Energy store Bolt of power
    • ECU Beautifully
  • Eight power units - each infused with racing spirit.
    First pair revealed in Melbourne.

    Formula One is the fastest racing competition on four wheels. It’s not easy. Day after day, month after month, it constantly tests our grit. This means we’re involved with solving some of engineering’s most demanding challenges. The result is a Honda F1 power unit – tuned to racing perfection. There are eight Honda power units with the first pair, PU14 and PU22, being revealed on the Albert Park track.

    • Chasis
    • Power Unit
    • Energy Recovery System
    • Transmission
    • Monocoque
      Carbon-fibre composite, incorporating driver controls and fuel cell
      Safety structures
      Cockpit survival cell incorporating impact resistant construction and anti-penetration panels, front impact structure, prescribed side impact structures, integrated rear impact structure, front and rear roll structures
      Carbon-fibre composite, including engine cover, sidepods, floor, nose, front wing and rear wing with driver-operated drag reduction system
      Front suspension
      Carbon-fibre wishbone and pushrod suspension elements operating inboard torsion bar and damper system
      Rear suspension
      Carbon-fibre wishbone and pullrod suspension elements operating inboard torsion bar and damper system
      Overall vehicle weight 702kg (including driver, excluding fuel). Weight distribution between 45.5% and 46.5%
      McLaren Applied Technologies. Including chassis control, power unit control, data acquisition, alternator, sensors, data analysis and telemetry
      McLaren Applied Technologies dashboard
      Brake system
      Akebono brake calipers and master cylinders, Akebono 'brake by wire' rear brake control system, Carbon discs and pads
      Power-assisted rack and pinion
      Pirelli P Zero
    • Type
      Honda RA615H
      Minimum weight
      145 kg
      Primary PU components
      Internal Combustion Engine (ICE)
      Motor Generator Unit - Kinetic (MGU-K)
      Motor Generator Unit - Heat (MGU-H)
      Energy Store (ES)
      Control Electronics
      Internal Combustion Engine
      Capacity - 1.6 litres
      Cylinders - Six
      Bank angle - 90 degree vee angle
      No of valves - 24
      Max speed - 15,000 rpm
      Max fuel flow rate - 100 kg/hour (above 10,500 rpm)
      Fuel consumption - 100 kg 'lights to flag' regulated fuel capacity limit
      Fuel injection - Direct injection, single injector per cylinder, 500 bar max
      Pressure charging - Single-stage compressor and exhaust turbine, common shaft
      Fuel Lubricants
      ExxonMobil High Performance Unleaded (5.75% bio fuel)
      Mobil 1™ Engine Oil - High protection low friction lubricant and coolant, for high durability and improved fuel economy
    • Architecture
      Integrated Hybrid energy recovery via Motor Generator Units
      Crankshaft coupled electrical MGU-K
      Turbocharger coupled electrical MGU-H
      Energy Store
      Lithium-Ion battery, between 20 and 25 kg
      Maximum energy storage, 4 MJ per lap
      Maximum speed, 50,000 rpm
      Maximum power, 120 kW
      Maximum energy recovery, 2 MJ per lap
      Maximum energy deployment, 4 MJ per lap
      Maximum speed 125,000 rpm
      Maximum power, unlimited
      Maximum energy recovery, unlimited
      Maximum energy deployment, unlimited
    • Gearbox
      Carbon-fibre composite main case, longitudinally mounted
      Gear ratios
      Eight forward and one reverse
      Gear selection
      Electro-hydraulically operated seamless shift
      Epicyclic differential with multi-plate limited slip clutch
      Electro-hydraulically operated, carbon multi-plate
      Mobil 1 SHC™ Gear Oil - Low traction loss, high efficiency gear and bearing lubricant and coolant