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FIA Formula 3 European Championship 2013 Racing cars in the new series equipped with Bosch technology

  • FIA Formula 3 vehicles are equipped with Bosch engine management and data loggers as well as displays and other components
  • Bosch technology also featured in British and Japanese Formula 3 series
  • Bosch Motorsport supplies racing teams optimized series engineering and technologies that were specially developed for motor racing
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  • April 17, 2013
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The vehicles forming up on the starting grid of the new FIA Formula 3 European Championship will have Bosch technology on board. All of the racing cars taking part in the series feature Bosch engine management systems and fuel injection technology as well as other components. The FIA Formula 3 European Championship is replacing the Formula 3 Euro Series, which Bosch has supplied with a broad range of standardized electrical and electronic components since the race series was founded in 2003. All vehicles taking part in the new series will be equipped with Bosch technology for their intake manifold and gasoline direct injection engines. Vehicles racing in the British and Japanese Formula 3 series are also equipped with Bosch technology that complies with the regulations of each specific series.

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.

Bosch Engineering GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH and is head-quartered in Abstatt, Germany. As a systems development partner to the automotive industry since 1999, the company with its more than 2,000 associates offers development services for powertrains, safety and convenience systems, and electrical and electronic systems – from the original concept to series production. Specialized in electronics and software, it draws on Bosch’s proven large-scale series production technology to develop tailored solutions for a wide variety of applications in passenger cars, commercial vehicles, off-highway and recreational vehicles, and in rail applications, ships, and industry. Bosch Engineering GmbH also coordinates all the Bosch Group’s motorsports activities.

Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch-engineering.com

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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