New F1 Engine Rules Might Be Postponed –

If you are a big fan of F1 you’ve probably heard that starting with 2013, cars will be powered by smaller, more fuel efficient engines. This decision was confirmed by the World Motor Sport Council a few days ago but the implementation might be delayed due to the incoming protests from some of the teams in F1.

Even the council that is the most influential body part of the FIA, which governs Formula 1, said that his implementation date should be “redefined”. In order to reduce fuel consumption by 35%, it means that the cars will have to be equipped with de-tuned and downsized engine and they will also have to meet the aerodynamic regulations.

As far as the engines are concerned, we now have normally aspirated V8 2.4-liter units, but the future ones will most likely be 4-cylinder, turbocharged 1.6-liter power plants. If you’ve watched a race on TV, you probably noticed that the rev counter goes all the way up to 20,000 rpms. Well, no more, as the new regulations will limit the engine to 12,000 rpms.

As much as I am a fan of the green movement, there is no such place (at least for now) in Formula 1, which is considered the pinnacle of the entire motorsport industry.

Source: Inside Line

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