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F1 Might Opt For Turbocharged V6 Engines


It was only a couple of weeks ago when the World Motor Sport Council confirmed the new engine rules for the 2013 season in Formula 1. However, things might change until then as auto manufacturers do not agree with the inclusion of 4-cylinder engines as they want something more aggressive, most likely turbocharged 1.6-liter V6 units.

The approval of the council was made on June 3rd at Barcelona and included a provision allowing a vote in order to delay the implementation of these new rules. This decision gave those who do not want 4-cylinder engines (Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Renault, Cosworth and others) an opportunity to try to change things.

According to unnamed sources, F1 cars will be powered by 6-cylinder engines starting with the 2014 season. It seems that the commission did not agree with the proposition of allowing the teams to use various engine configurations – it would have been very interesting in my opinion.

Bernie Ecclestone, who is the F1 commercial rights holder, did not agree with the implementation of 4-cylinder engines as he wants the same normally-aspirated 2.4-liter V8 engines that power current cars.

These new V6 engines will feature a lot of fuel saving technologies, along with the KERS system and a limited rpm.

Source: Inside Line


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