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Old 29th April 2010, 04:14   #1
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Default F1 teams to begin using 4-cylinder twin-turbo engines in 2013

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Changes in Formula One occur just about as often as Charles Barkley chows down on cheeseburgers, so it really didn’t come as a surprise that F1 is on the verge of having a new engine formula that would run for six years starting in 2013.
According to Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo, an agreement in principle has been reached to begin using - effective in 2013 - a four-cylinder, 1.5 liter engine that comes with twin-turbo, direct injection, and the KERS system.
In an interview with Autocar magazine at the Beijing Motor Show, Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa said that F1 should take the necessary steps to begin using engines that could also be translated to road-driving conditions. "If F1 has to develop something helpful for real (road) driving conditions, then the best solution is for an engine that is turbocharged and GDI (gasoline direct injection)," he said.


Norbert Haug of Mercedes echoed Felisa’s sentiments, despite also pointing out that F1 should remain invested in taking advantage of high technology in developing their race cars. "Smaller engines should be used for consumption and emissions," he said. "But you still need to look at the whole picture. If you fly from Europe to Japan on a 747, you would use more fuel than an entire F1 season."
For now, further development of the 2.4-liter V8 engines that are used today in F1 cars have been ’frozen’, at least until powerful engines that are more fuel-efficient and emit less pollution - and likewise affordable to the smaller teams - become available.


:( I don't know if the 1.4L engine would give the adrenaline rush.
had a good laugh on the statement of flying on a 747

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Will we not be going back to the bad old days of the 1.5 Turbo units (Ok six cylinder then with their 1000+ bhp?
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Turbo in F1!? Nooo!

Bring the V12 back! Please!
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Will we not be going back to the bad old days of the 1.5 Turbo units (Ok six cylinder then with their 1000+ bhp?
Oh joy! Bring back the firebreathers.
I remember seeing an image of Ferrari F1 car of 80's spitting fire atleast a metre long.
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Turbo in F1!? Nooo!

Bring the V12 back! Please!
Forget it in these days of Scrooge.

I will love to see a six (or even a five) in roadcars of say above 1500cc. You need more than four cylinders for smooth uninterrupted power delivery. Also, a Vee or (even better) a Flat six will be far more compact.
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I don't really have a comment on the displacement, but i feel that KERS needs to come back... Theres a lot of development that can happen in that area.

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Twin Turbos 4 cylinder units will atleast help get the reliability of turbos used in daily use vehicle up while enabling their use at low rpms with minimal lag.
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Forget it in these days of Scrooge.

I will love to see a six (or even a five) in roadcars of say above 1500cc. You need more than four cylinders for smooth uninterrupted power delivery. Also, a Vee or (even better) a Flat six will be far more compact.
Imagine the amount of money the teams will spend on the R&D to build these turbos.

V12 would be relatively easy option and makes F1 more interesting!

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Oh joy! Bring back the firebreathers.
I remember seeing an image of Ferrari F1 car of 80's spitting fire atleast a metre long.
With the turbo in a V4 engine, you will hardly hear any engine roar. Forget the fire breathing.
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I don't really have a comment on the displacement, but i feel that KERS needs to come back... Theres a lot of development that can happen in that area.

Absolutely Rehaan, KERS is one amazing stuff with a huge potential in F1.

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The best thing about turbos? Drivers have a much harder job now to keep the car at the right revs.
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Exactly,coming out of a corner you would need real skill to control the turbo lag and then the sudden power boost.i hope they dont use "electric nannys" to modulate the power delivery and make things easier.
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