The crankcase and cylinder block must be constructed of cast or wrought aluminium alloys. Composite materials should be avoided.
After around 500 kilometres, a Formula One engine must be overhauled. Why? Because producing all that power necessitates the engine running at screaming fast revolution rates – approximately 19,000 revolutions per minute. Running an engine at such high RPMs generates a lot of heat and puts a lot of strain on the moving parts.