Limiters prevent damage to an engine by interrupting the power that is distributed to the spark plugs, this prevents the engine from operating above a pre-determined RPM level known as the red-line
stefmeister wrote:Most teams have been using Rev-Limit's for quite a few years now. Last year for instance the Cosworth could hit 20,000rpm+ unlimited but Cosworth limited it to 19,000rpm or so in the races with button that could be used to lift the limit for overtaking although its debatable if that actually ever really worked any more than slip-streaming.
Only difference now is that the limit's are all FIA mandated although the 19,000rpm limit (Which i believe it is) is pretty much the same as what the teams used last year anyway.
The orignal problem some fans have with it is that the great sound has gone...LOL that's rubbish. The sound of the cars at Silverstone last year pretty flipping wicked despite the rev-drop. It still blew me away, having been the year before, my mouth was still wide open lol You can't hear the difference from just 2-3 thousand RPM.
On-boards don't sound too bad except like on the straights. I don't like the sound of the engine whinging "Let me go faster *** No swearing *** you!" and its being held back. But the real F1 experience is on track IMO, and the sound is still like no other.