F1 » Ecclestone seeks to gain teams' support in F1 engine row

F1 commercial rights-holder Bernie Ecclestone is seeking to enlist the support of teams in his efforts to defeat FIA President Jean Todt's proposed new four-cylinder engine formula for 2013

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RD350LC - Unregistered

April 13, 2011 1:58 PM

So all the teams voted for the new regulations, but now Bernie is turning the teams against them
Standard Ecclestone divide & conquer tactics to try to consolidate all the power in his hands if you ask me

Rob01 - Unregistered

April 13, 2011 2:47 PM

He is siding with the teams. He feels that FOTA should make the rules and not FIA. FIA is looking for more money from Bernie for writing rules. Since Max is gone he needs someone to write things his way. This is a total change from his past dealings but none the less the proper way as it should have been from the start. The teams should give the rules to the FIA they want enforced and FIA should implement safety rules only. As I said before if the teams breakaway they want Bernie on the commecial side.

fatboyfat - Unregistered

April 13, 2011 2:52 PM

Why not make it interesting and let both engines be allowed ? actually just let teams put whatever they want in their cars, v12, v10, v8, turbos, wings, no wings, wing cars,side skirts..ahh those were the days.

RD350LC - Unregistered

April 13, 2011 3:29 PM

Rob01, He is not siding with the teams at all, they voted for the turbo engines, what he has been and still is doing is using his influence to get the teams to change their minds after they effectively accepted the new regulations
F1 would be much better if he would just go away

I luv chicken - Unregistered

April 13, 2011 3:34 PM

I'm with fatboyfat on this one. Any engine, just give them the displacement limit. Let everything else go.
Those were the good old days: 1200 BHP, skirts, and balls of steel(not the ball bearings in the Tyrrell water tank).

kranalif - Unregistered

April 13, 2011 3:48 PM

@Fatboy & Chicken: Although I would agree, unfortunately the old days are gone, and with it, the mass amount of money they had, with tobacco and alcohol companies putting money into the sport. Nowadays, is difficult to even get a pay driver!. Development is restricted so that all the teams can have a chance for even a podium. I particularly dont want to see the Williams era, when they will just take off and win the race lapping everybody. Even a freaking monkey could have won the championship with a Williams

renegade - Unregistered

April 13, 2011 3:52 PM

"Montezemolo is believed have come around to the same way of thinking"

Montezemolo has been against the engines from day 1 as they have no relevance to his road cars.

As other post have said, let them lose all the stupid rules and just build fast cars. Maybe some sort of cap to prevent costs getting crazy again.


April 13, 2011 4:06 PM

the new engine regs were discussed with the teams, but i dont think that they were even asked to vote. the fia issued the requirements. and ferrari in particular have been quite vocal against the new regs, but now that bernie is uniting the teams against the fia, we may see a more unified approach. heres hoping.

Frank Wank - Unregistered

April 13, 2011 4:23 PM

The Power of F1 cars over just the last few years has decreased at a shocking rate! Now a 12k rpm 600 hp 4 bangers that have to last 5 races... what a joke! The ultimate politically GREEN joke!

This will be nothing like the 1200 hp turbo cars of the past.

What type of engines will the lower levels have? Two cylinder lawn mower engines I guess.

Gotta go with Bernice on this one...I for one will not watch neutered F1 racing.

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