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F1 wants to bring back the noise with its 2030 engines

With the introduction of sustainable fuels, the sport could possibly bring back the popular V8s.

Formula 1 is all set to implement a new set of regulations from 2026. However, the sport is reportedly looking into the future & considering its options post-2030 as well.

Speaking to select media, Stefano Domenicali, CEO of Formula 1, hinted at drastic changes for the sport from 2030, even considering abandoning hybrid powertrains - first introduced in 2014. Domenicali stated that he wants to address the complaints from F1 fans about the lack of engine noise from the new turbo-hybrid powertrains compared to the old V8s.

The F1 CEO stated, "As soon as the 2026 regulations are defined, we will start to think about what the next steps will be, such as the 2030 engine." He went on to mention, "It is a personal consideration of mine, not yet shared with the teams, even if we have spoken about it with the FIA, that if sustainable fuels work, we will need to carefully evaluate whether to continue with hybrid (technology) or whether better solutions will be available."

While Domenicali hasn't revealed any details on the alternate options, reports do state that with the introduction of sustainable fuels, the sport could possibly bring back the popular V8s.

Talking about the upcoming 2026 regulations, Domenicalli confirmed that they will be ready well ahead of its June 30, 2024, deadline.

Source: Motorsport

 
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