F1 » Newey: Audi to blame for four-cylinder engine chaos

Red Bull Racing chief technical officer Adrian Newey has pointed the finger firmly at Audi for the whole debate about four-cylinder engines in F1 - claiming the German manufacturer showed interest, and then changed its mind...

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June 29, 2011 12:39 PM

I get the distinct impression Mr Newey is feeling annoyed he has had to waste his time looking at how to accommodate a 4 cyl turbo into the future design of an F1 car, believing all along it was a stupid idea.


June 29, 2011 1:02 PM

jjj. no, it was to be a 4L.
redbull were already talking with renault about the 4 cyl engine, and no doubt would have had some input. now with the v6, they will probably have some input and newey will be able to design around that engine.

stevyweavy - Unregistered

June 29, 2011 1:13 PM

Can Crash please come up with some real news. This is from comments Newey made on Sunday on the BBC coverage. How can it take until Wednesday to regurgitate live news from Sunday. It would be a novel idea to come up with some news which we don't already know for a change - just a thought!

sokudo - Unregistered

June 29, 2011 1:17 PM

It seems this is the only real weakness Adrian Newey has, his pride. He seems to not want to rather than be unable to adapt to new rules and regulations despite the fact he could probably do a better job than just about everyone on the grid. Evidence of this affecting performance though is Red Bull's KERS. The car, designed by Newey wasn't made for KERS and the system was pretty much hastily added. The failures encountered by both drivers, especially Webber, has attested to that.
Interesting comments on Audi though. I was never sure how interested they were in coming into F1 but this seems to indicate there was a good amount of it.

Calvin _

June 29, 2011 1:21 PM

Don't think that Audi were ever that interested in F1. They have stated that their interest is in racing that helps improve their road cars and in that vein, they will stick to rallying and Le Mans.

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