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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December 12, 2010 2:19 AM

What needs be understood is the real scope behind this FIA new engine formula.
The FIA has only two ways forward, leave everything as is and loose some if not all of the little relevance it have left or press on with this new engine formula which it (the FIA) believes will restore to it some urgently needed power and relevance.
All this is a result of the MM/BE manipulation of the sports the main thing being the selling of the commercial rights to BE for a nominal sum for 100 years with the resultant 50 percent of the revenue generated ending outside the sports.
The real big bang is the new concord agreement where the teams will not settle for less than at least 75 percent of the revenue generated.

Equator180 - Unregistered

December 12, 2010 3:41 AM

I check this site every day along with a few others and the over riding comments on all are from the UK. Therefore the most popular team (F1)globally is Ferreri. This is an undisputed fact but over and over, day after day the limies are always saying cheaters, blah blah blah...get over it! Your McC team is not British, Mid-East money, German engine and technolgy...maybe the screwdrivers are British but i dought that as well. Cheating per say is equally done by all...the British Bull**** however is getting boring. As to the changes, we will ahv3e to wait and see. I will be amazed however if the level of peformance anc be achieved from a 4 banger of 1.6 L, rev limited to 12 K and use 35% less fuel...seems a tall order


December 12, 2010 3:58 AM

Alan D - I happen to think that F1 should be more like the auto industry rather than years ahead of it. To that end I propose that F1 cars adopt green, eco-friendly environmental control systems to keep the drivers comfy. Multipurpose displays with GPS navigation should be included to keep drivers from getting lost on the more complex circuits. On the boring tracks, the driver could enjoy some tunes or catch a video while letting the cruise control handle the driving chores. Last, but not least, turn signals and cup holders. :)

KGBVD - Unregistered

December 12, 2010 6:55 AM

What's the invest of manufacturers into dragsters or speedway bikes? Somewhat of a glib move comparing F1 to hick sports like that. Manufacturers are in F1 to sell cars and improve their technology (BMW used its F1 V10 block as a base for it's M5/M6 V10). F1 always produces the best technology, faster. Think of traction control etc. No one watch Le Mans to cheer on a Courage, they cheer the Audis, Ferraris and Peugeots. Its relevance that is important these days.


December 12, 2010 8:48 AM

Yes its relevance the all important thing to have, if relevance is not there it's like not existing, and that is exactly what the FIA is trying to get back from BE/FOM, the relevance of the FIA as far as BE/FOM was concerned has finished when MM was forced out, remember BE saying that the FIA (new administration) was so far good for not meddling with F1?
Forget about secondary things such as going green, relevance to car makers and such diversion all adjectives thrown in as a sweetener, this what is called F1 is a high production money making machine and that's where all the trouble stems from.

Anon - Unregistered

December 12, 2010 3:59 PM

My problem with all of these changes is that they are made to slow the cars down in some way or another. What about a radical concept: rules designed to permit the cars to speed up!! We all know that with the right amount of boost, a 1.6 litre engine can develop 1,500+ HP. But why this BS limit on 4 cylinders and 12,000RPM? What's that? Is boost pressure going to be limited to 0.5 bar? Come come come. I need 6 - 7 bar of boost!

This is so frustrating.

Oh - and the nod to the Green stuff is pure marketing. F1 engines are, and have been for a long time, from a thermodynamic point of view, the greenest out there as far as I understand. They convert the most energy from the fuel into propulsion.

Shez.Sheridan - Unregistered

December 12, 2010 4:11 PM

I understand that f1 has a responsibility to lead the way in cleaning up it's act in terms of efficiency as it is at the top of the racing 'ladder'. But instead of chastising the sport & those who love the motors/sound/performance constantly - why don't they save the money & invest that in making the infrastructure that supports the sport worldwide, more efficient.

For example, make the transporting of a formula one car, it's components & the team all around the world, more efficient..work behind the scenes rather than undermining the sport itself

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