Apart from overheating, overrevving and speedshifting, there seems to be a random factor built in.
Sometimes engines blow while warming it up on the grid, sometimes they simply blow without any valid reason (no speedshifting, no overrevving), while some get away while overheating and speedshifting, even at Pro damage.
The mechanical damage model remains a bit of an enigma to me.
What would help me, is to find out the REAL redlines. Not the peak power revs, but the revs when the engine starts to get damage. I know some state that the peak power revs is the redline, but watching the powerband curves and redline dots in GPL Setup Manager makes me think differently.
Possibly Lee can add some valuable info by answering this question:
Does the end of the powerband curves in GPLSM (especially horsepower) mirror the redline, so does it correspond with the red dot (redline) in the lower graph (90% powerband), as I always used to think!?
Brabham (Repco) powergraphs attached. Max HP at 8200rpm. But the end of the curve is about 8700-8800rpm (estimated by scale), which corresponds with the red dot in the lower graph!? Rev limiter is even 9054rpm.
Edited by Robert Fleurke, Apr 08 2021 - 11:32 AM.