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Gill Motorsport Systems are proud to announce their continued supply of the Ultrasonic Fuel Flow Meter for the Formula 1 2016/17 season.
In 2014, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) introduced new regulations to restrict the consumption of fuel. These changes were introduced in order to bring better balance to the field and encourage research and development effort to the car’s energy recovery system. As a lead manufacturer within motorsport Gill became the only approved supplier of the measurement device used to enforce the new fuel flow limit.
In late 2015 an open call to tender was released by the FIA inviting suppliers from all over the world to compete for sole supply of the regulatory fuel flow meter for the Formula 1 World Championship. After a successful tender, Gill were selected by the FIA panel as sole supplier to Formula 1 and will also maintain their presence as a key supplier to the World Endurance Championship.
Gill’s latest fuel flow meter, which is now in its fourth generation, represents a significant leap forward in ultrasonic flow measurement technology. Since its original 2014 release the fuel flow meter now features an increased sampling rate of 2.2 KHz and a faster start up time of only three seconds.
“We are extremely pleased to have won the tender to be the sole fuel flow meter supplier to Formula 1” says Simon Peaty, Gill’s Regional Sales Manager. “Since its release in 2014, the meter has shown its dependability through a faultless 2015 season. Teams are confident in both the meter Gill manufacture and also the technical support we provide. Our meters have accumulated a phenomenal amount of race hours and we are enormously proud that the FIA have the confidence in Gill to award us the sole supply contract.”