The right fuel injection and engine management technology
In the 2013 racing season for the FIA Formula 3 European Championship and the British and Japanese Formula 3 series, vehicles equipped with intake manifold and gasoline direct injection are authorized to take part. Bosch is supplying both types of fuel injection technology, as well as the engine management system and many other products. “The new direct injection engines are equipped with hydraulics components based on state-of-the-art series engineering that have been optimized to meet the requirements of motor racing. These include the HDEV 5.2 high-pressure injection valve and the HDP 5 high-pressure pump, which is especially compact and lightweight,” says Dr. Klaus Böttcher, Vice President of Bosch Motorsport. The system is completed by system electronics developed especially for use in motor racing by Bosch Motorsport engineers. These include the MS 5.8 control unit and the HPI 5 high-pressure power stage unit. Vehicles with intake manifold injection are equipped with the MS 3.1 engine management system, based on series engineering, and with EV 6 and EV 14 fuel injectors. “The hydraulic and electronic components have been carefully designed and tested to ensure that they work together as one powerful, coordinated system,” Böttcher says.
Comprehensive program for Formula 3
In addition to fuel injection and engine management technology, the racing teams are using other Bosch Motorsport products. These include displays, data loggers, wire harnesses, starters, and generators, as well as a broad range of sensors and a comprehensive software package. To help vehicles meet the new race requirements, Bosch Motorsport also offers a new steering wheel with an integrated display and shift paddles. This steering wheel was specially developed for use in the Formula 3 series.
A long tradition in motor sports
Bosch has supplied electrical and electronic components to Formula 3 race series since 2000. From 2003 on, the company supplied standardized technology to the Formula 3 Euro Series. In addition to the FIA Formula 3 European Championship that begins in 2013, standardized Bosch technology is also fitted in vehicles racing in the DTM, Porsche Carrera Cup Germany, and Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup series. Moreover, many of the teams competing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans also rely on Bosch systems and components. Bosch Motorsport experts have the systems competence and integration know-how required for the different motor racing applications.
Bosch Motorsport is part of Bosch Engineering GmbH, a subsidiary specializing in system development services. The company can look back on a long tradition of involvement in motor racing, with Bosch technology having made its successful debut in racing cars in 1901.