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

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Bzzzzt - Unregistered

April 19, 2011 4:53 PM

Translation: Williams has failed utterly within the current regulations. They'd love to see this formula thrown out so that the other teams are as confused and miserable as they are.

bzzzzt - Unregistered

April 19, 2011 4:57 PM

On a random aside, though.. who is seriously going to miss the sound of those V8s, when it's already been so horribly corrupted with those blown diffusers? Silence would be an improvement over that horrible chattering growl noise that all the cars make on part-throttle.

During last Sunday's broadcast, there was a flashback to the 2006 season. Man, those (unobstructed) V10 could WAIL!

Brian Fields - Unregistered

April 19, 2011 5:50 PM

Sound is an important part of F1. It's why a lot of people come to the races. Todays sound is obnoxious. The running on four cylinders when coming in the pits or at low speed is not F1. Yes 18 grand is impressive but I'll tell you right now if you never heard the Matra V-12 at full song you don't know what you have missed. I heard it at Long Beach back in the 70's and down Shoreline it sounded like a fighter jet was taking off.
Give me the glorious sound not lawn mowers.

oldfan - Unregistered

April 19, 2011 6:37 PM

This is a political decision and has nothing to do with improving F1 racing. It has been ageed that there is a need to cut costs. Indeed the new teams in F1 came in on that basis. The rebirth of KERS and new engines is not going to reduce costs, all that will happen is that the "status quo" will be maintained which is what the leading teams want, everybody else will make do with what crumbs are left on offer. FI needs to look at American racing. It needs to be simplified to reduce costs. I'm sure that most fans want to see close racing, overtaking and more winners, they don't care what kind of engine, tyre choice or power enhancing device the cars are fitted with, they want close exciting racing-Period!

107SS2009

April 19, 2011 7:00 PM

This proposed for 2013 FI engine by the FIA was swallowed by some hook line and sinker by its sweeteners green/economy/road car relevant and a lot more.
The FIA is hiding/muting/keeping low key a lot of important things on the new proposed engine.
The original idea belonged to MM, it was for a standard single engine design (common engine design) having a single level of performance and configuration, a neutrally aspirated V6 2.2L 4VALVE with restricted maximum output which all teams would have to use.
Later on, the adaptation by all F1 teams of what he called a “world engine” which it later turned out VW was keen to supply.
When the engine/car manufacturers said they will never use an engine made by somebody else “somebody else's engine” MM said they can manufacture it themselves but to the same exact design.
The intentions behind all the above was to eradicate once and for all any and all dependence on the manufacturers.
The intentions behind today's proposed for 2013 engine are exa

Bzzzzt - Unregistered

April 19, 2011 7:14 PM

American racing doesn't provide an adequate model for F1, as they're essentially all spec series. We already have GP2 for that.

MM thought that F1 fans weren't smart enough to know the difference so long as the cars had different paintjobs. Is he right? "Painted differently and with different sponsors, the cars would look as different as they do today to anyone but an expert."

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