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Q: Engine gaskets in Formula 1 racing cars ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Engine gaskets in Formula 1 racing cars
Category: Sports and Recreation > Automotive
Asked by: johnha-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 31 Mar 2006 12:50 PST
Expires: 30 Apr 2006 13:50 PDT
Question ID: 714094
While watching the practice laps at the Australian Grand Prix, my
friend and I started having a discussion about the engines in Formula
1 cars.  He claims that the engines on these vehicles are built to
such exacting tolerances that they do not require gaskets.  Now I
don't purport to know much about engines but it seems nearly
impossible to have the high compressions that these things have, with
just two pieces of metal next to each other.

So, do F1 cars have head gaskets?

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Engine gaskets in Formula 1 racing cars
From: myoarin-ga on 01 Apr 2006 04:18 PST
This site says that the engines now need NO gaskets:

as does a guy here, but he may not be a better or different source for
the information:
Subject: Re: Engine gaskets in Formula 1 racing cars
From: danb917-ga on 08 Jun 2006 09:34 PDT
Your friend is correct. The tolerances for F1 engines are so exacting
that they don't have any gaps to fill so they don't need to use

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