F1 » Parr: New engines will be good for F1

Williams chairman Adam Parr comments on the reasons why an engine change in 2013 will be good for F1

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Marcus Garvey - Unregistered

April 19, 2011 3:23 PM

some fans talk about f1 like it is one particular fixed formula that they keep hankering for.

f1 has always changed throughout it's history and each new innovation brings advantages and disadvantages and the fans still flock to see the f1 circus (except in the gulf and china lol) so things can't be so wrong.

the formula as described by Parr does sound interesting. what i would like to see is them not limit the number of cylinders to 4, maybe allow a choice between 4 or 6 to add some interest and improve the racing since the cars would have different power characteristics depending on engine configuration.

Frank Wank - Unregistered

April 19, 2011 3:27 PM

Ahhh F1...the car screaming away from the pit stop...Oh hang on... electric motor in pit only... Ok, WHIRRING away from the pit stop...HUH? Can not for the life of me imagine that...

New info..
4 times the electric power of existing 80hp Kers.. so 320 hp with batteries..so the 4 banger will ONLY have 480hp NOT 650hp like has been blabbed about by the FIA. Some kind of joke right? Maybe they meant 650 total with 4 times Kers. Wow this just gets better as we go..

"I for one will not watch neutered F1.." Frank ****

Bye Bye...This will finally kill F1 forever.


me - Unregistered

April 19, 2011 4:22 PM

in terms of performance the 2011 f1 cars are no match for f1 2004 cars with all the drs & kers enabled, and back then those cars did not run on slicks remember ? and if they are going to place 1.6 engines into an f1 cars this will be the end of the sport as we know it since those cars will be outperformed by any regular sport car available on the market today, let's not even bring the sound into this talk since it will be gone forever and an f1 car will be just a stock car made for 1 occupant only. here are some numbers to reflect on before embracing all this "green bullshit":
total race time:
au 2004: 1:24:15.757
au 2011: 1:29:30.259
ma 2004: 1:31:07.490
ma 2011: 1:37:39.832
ch 2004: 1:29:12.420
ch 2011: 1:36:58.226
fastest lap:
au 2004: 1:24.125
au 2011: 1:28.947
ma 2004: 1:34.223
ma 2011: 1:40.571
ch 2004: 1:32.238
ch 2011: 1:38.993
now think what an 1.6 engine will be able to do? pushing some heavy kers batteries also, it will be a truly slow and boring competition

JOHN - Unregistered

April 19, 2011 4:37 PM

800bhp from a 1.6 turbo...Should possibly be ok as they were extracting 1000+bhp in the last turbo era. However I cannot say they wont be blowing up all over the place...

lofty - Unregistered

April 19, 2011 4:41 PM

4 bangers ... Just in time for the Texas GP. The Yanks are going to flock to see that... The land of the Chrysler Laramie, Laredo deep cowboy voice, pickemup... Good Luck. (ps.6 shooters are being reduced to 2 shooters but they have more power)

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