Sentronics will continue to provide a homologated and regulatory fuel-flow meter to be used by all teams over the 2020 Formula 1 season.
The new meter, an evolution of the previously designed FlowSonic Elite, incorporates anti-aliasing technology and full data encryption. The full encryption technology, when teamed with the FIA’s Safety Data Recorder, allows for authentic data to be viewed privately by the FIA, while also making it completely inaccessible to teams to use onboard fueling data for competitive gain.
Following an intensive three-month test period, results led the company to believe that the new system is the most advanced fuel-flow meter of its type globally. It has so far been used for all F1-related winter testing and will be used for the duration of the 2020 season.
In 2017, the FIA put the supply of the fuel-flow sensor to tender for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. The tender was awarded to Sentronics and its FlowSonic Elite fuel-flow meter. Since then, the sensor has been implemented and will continue to be used in the season’s upcoming races.
On the November 20, 2019, the FIA announced that a secondary flow meter called the FIA FFM would be mandatory and would be mounted in series after the flow meter already in use.