F1 » Four-cylinder turbo engines get F1 rubber stamp for 2013


On a day when it has seemingly repeatedly defied opposition, the FIA has pressed ahead with its plans to introduce four-cylinder, 1.6-litre turbocharged engines into F1 from 2013 onwards

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Spaghettieddie - Unregistered

June 03, 2011 5:25 PM

Everytime the engineers get thrown a curveball they always seem to come out making the car as close to as fast, on certain tracks, if not as fast as what came before the rule change. I am curious to see what happens to the lap times with this change.

19Krpm - Unregistered

June 03, 2011 5:26 PM

Agree with SP3. The FIA has been misguided by Jean Todt and their environmentalist political agenda.
JT-FIA put the last nail in the coffin of F1. My sport of F1 has been declared officially extinct, its a disgrace! J.Todt and the political activist agenda prevailed at the expense of converting the pinnacle of motorsport racing into an environmentalist group.
What a shame for the incredible history, tradition and epic moments created by the former heroes of F1 over more than 50 years. JTodt destroyed everything in less than 6 years. r.i.p. F1.

4whldrive - Unregistered

June 03, 2011 5:29 PM

I think this can be good. Lets not forget that the sport had run with 4 cyl turbos back in the mid to late 80's and proved to be quite competive.

Those that do not want change, will embrace it given time to see what happens. I see a lot of cart before the horse here. The change is not wanted because there is a complacency in the sport. They know the V8's and are happy with out having to design something new.

Just my two cents.

Spaghettieddie - Unregistered

June 03, 2011 5:41 PM

I have read many posts from all different people with so many different opinions on the engine rule change. What makes me smile though are the posts where the 'poster' says he/she is all done with F1 when the rule comes into effect. You will be there, I promise! If you are a true F1 fan you will want to see what the difference is and of course out of curiosity. It is human nature. So dont throw a hissy until you give it a chance. LOL Ed:)

Honestly - Unregistered

June 03, 2011 5:45 PM

Todt will be remembered as the man who appeased the liberal global warming idiots allowed and formula one to regress to a spec series and thus set the stage for its extinction.Hard to believe this guy was actually at Ferrari with MS.

ferraritifosi27 - Unregistered

June 03, 2011 5:45 PM

This is absolutely disgusting, they have turned the Pinnacle of Motorsport into a disaster. Formula 1 used to have V12, V10 & V8 engines that's what everybody loved, those sounds made the sport what it is today including the history with all the great drivers, teams classic battles etc. Why would you want to turn away from those great naturally aspirated engines to V4 1.6L Turbos for? That is absolutely disgraceful and an embarrassment to the motorsporting world.

I hope there is a Breakaway Series so they can go back to what the Pinnacle of Motor sport should be back to the early-mid 90's designs and loud roaring V12, V10 & V8 engines and bring back the Adelaide Grand Prix.

Honestly - Unregistered

June 03, 2011 5:46 PM

Todt will be remembered as the man who appeased the liberal global warming idiots and allowed formula one to regress to a spec series and thus set the stage for its extinction.Hard to believe this guy was actually at Ferrari with MS.

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