The following is just a gist of what appears to happen.
All the fluids, oil, coolant etc. Are preheated up to working temp and then put in the car. I would assume that the engine is already full of fluids and the warm or hot fluids are fed in to replace the cold fluids.
The “petrol” and that is a bit of misnomer as it is a state of the art fuel. Is chilled down so that a maximum amount of fuel goes into the tank or tanks. I gather that the tanks hold 130 litres or 28.5 gallons which is twice the fuel my car tank holds.
All this fluid heating is because the machining tolerances are so fine that to do it any other way would knacker the engine.
These days the teams are only allowed 3 engines per car over a 22 race season penalties given for use of more or even parts in the engine.
Just a bit or useless info. Allan C.
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