F1 » FIA reveals F1 engine, team orders and tyre changes

F1's governing body the FIA has unveiled a raft of regulation changes for the coming seasons, from the abolition of the team orders ban to the introduction of 'greener', 1.6-litre turbocharged engines

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Tommi - Unregistered

December 10, 2010 7:50 PM

It's nonsense to say that F1 must be green. F1 must dipslay the fastest cars in the world. 12000 rpm are very low for F1 standards and using only 4 engines in a year means that engines will be more conventional and not extreme.

Nick t - Unregistered

December 10, 2010 7:55 PM

@kgbvd, did you current f1 cars produce less than 1% emission of the entire sport of f1. So who cares if the race cars produce less. If your so concerned about saving the Planet by emissions contrl then maybe racing doesn't need you as a fan. Just sayin

KGBVD - Unregistered

December 10, 2010 7:56 PM

@ Tommi: the only thing F1 MUST do is stay relevant to the auto industry (who use the tech), the politicians (who pay for the races, at least in every country that cares/matters), and the fans.

Allowing f1 to contribute to the green economy will help on all of those points (except those fans who are so old, stubborn, and outdated that they have to squint at the TV to read the laptimes. They may be vocal now, old people always are, but they are hardly the future of the sport.)

Mark _

December 10, 2010 8:00 PM

richard - you beat me to the helicopter point!

Doris - stop living in the past the days of supposed Ferrari bias are over. Team orders rules are unenforcable. We saw McLaren instruct their drivers to hold position this year not to mention the three or four time that Heiki let Lewis by a few seasons ago, these were unpunished instances of team orders. Cycling fans are sophisticated enough to realize that there are team leaders and support riders and don't complain when a rider gives his team leader the lead out for a sprint.

If you really do not want team orders then get rid of the championship and make every race a non-championship event.

Isn't Sterling Moss held in high regard for letting Hawthorne win. Why is that not seen as team orders?

KGBVD - Unregistered

December 10, 2010 8:06 PM

@ Nick t: Yes, I did know that-- that's the motto of those against change.

But it's not about the actual 'greenness' of the cars. It's the contribution to the technology, it's the message to the fans, it's staying relevant to the auto industry.

Part of the excuse of both BMW and Honda for leaving (if you believe them) was the lack of relevance and green tech.

Mark _

December 10, 2010 8:07 PM

@KGBVD - The way that I see it F1 is not meant to be a prototype testing ground for the road car industry. That is what sports car racing is for. If they want to set a fuel limit that is fine but let them be creative on how they work with that limit. There is no need for a set rev limit or displacement limit. If they keep this up the bikes will soon be faster than the cars.

WTF - Unregistered

December 10, 2010 8:13 PM

Great now I can make my own F1 style engine at home, all i need is a bore kit for my Hayabusa or ZX14 with a turbo kit... WOW thats awsome for the worlds so called pinnacle of auto racing. FIA is Stupid.

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