Six cylinder plans for appease teams uncomfortable with four-pot proposals
A plan to spec all F1 cars with 1.6-litre turbocharged V6s has been put forward by the FIA, and approved by team owners.
The new rules, which would come into effect from 2014, would effectively kill the FIA's previous proposal that F1 should run to a formula of 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engines from 2013.
There are a few caveats, however. It is understood that the teams will agree with the FIA's proposal to ditch the current 2.4-litre V8 formula, providing the planned changes to the chassis regulations are also delayed until 2014 to coincide with the engine changes, and that the rev limit for the new V6s is 15,000rpm rather than 12,000rpm (the current limit is 18,000rpm).
The FIA hopes to get the new regulations pushed through as soon as possible - ideally by the end of the month.
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there is already an opposition to this idea: 17 out of 19 race organisers expressed intention to drop F1 if there is 12,000rpm limit introduced. Ron Walker is theri representative. And it seems that it is already to be encreased to 15,000rpm
soad27 Jun 2011
There's just too many changes
rampageturke27 Jun 2011
Can we get a mixture of both engines? Like we used to do, appeals to both parties.
Also Renault said they would quit F1 if the Turbo 4 bangers were delayed, what do they think of this?
Also now we have to wait 3 years with these things they call 2.4 v8's
stuttgartmetal27 Jun 2011
A return to the turbo honda 1500cc v6 era.
toppstuff27 Jun 2011
Efficiency, costs, save the planet, eco-mentalism, its too expensive, blah..blah...blah...
I don't give a monkeys.
Bernie E has spouted a lot of blithering nonsense lately, but the one thing he does know is that , with F1, it is all about the show.