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F1 teams meet to discuss a range of issue in Monte Carlo

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Vilas - Unregistered

May 28, 2012 3:10 PM

The Technical Regulations for 2013 were approved:
- Power units will be four cylinders, 1.6 litre with high pressure gasoline injection up to 500 bar with a maximum of 12,000 rpm, with extensive energy management and energy recovery systems (now known as ERS), reflecting the decision taken by the WMSC in December 2010
- The aerodynamic regulations have been based on 2011 rules, with modifications in order to improve the aerodynamic efficiency: together with the power train rules, this will enable a 35 percent reduction in fuel consumption
- The height of the tip of the nose will be limited to ensure better compatibility in a T-bone style accident
- A limitation on transmissions (gear ratios, number of gearboxes) in order to decrease costs
- The overall weight of the car must be no less than 660kg
In consultation with the main stakeholders, and following the outcome of this consultation, a fax vote by the WMSC could be considered by 30 June latest to redefine the implementation date of


May 28, 2012 3:17 PM

Its a V6. And if the teams have their way it will not be introduced for sometime. Apparently the cost is too high for everyone. So F1 will continue with the V8 that has stayed the same for many many years now.

Buck - Unregistered

May 28, 2012 4:52 PM

The v6 is a joke.. the Indy 2.2 12k rpm Turbo V6 seems to be a dog. Drivers complain of no torque at all. As soon as you take your foot out of it... it takes forever to get going again. Also sounds like a duck farting underwater. Not like the 900 hp v8 turbos of the past.

F1 1.6 v6 with electric motor assist ..your kidding right!

FreeJack - Unregistered

May 28, 2012 7:03 PM

I don't want to see a bunch of hopped up Toyota Prius racing in Formula 1. Big engines and a lot of power on the edge of traction is what I want to see. The Pirelli tires and these new specs do not appeal to me.

O'Pickle - Unregistered

May 28, 2012 7:50 PM

There were times when F1 1.5 L turbo engines made 1500+ bhp in qualification trim. Lifetime was counted in minutes. Of course, they were using fuel that cost in excess of $1200 per litre ...

Ranger - Unregistered

May 28, 2012 8:46 PM

Obviously you guys don't realize the article is about Red Bull's Newey designed chassis, which may be outside of the rules. F1 has a continuing problem with keeping up with the best designers, whose job it is to get a jump on the competition. I can't see how they can control things, when the most creative minds in F1 are trying to outsmart them by exploiting the grey areas.

The turkey - Unregistered

May 29, 2012 3:53 AM

@Vilas, what are you on about? That's an FIA press release from June last year, subsequently this was changed to V6 engines, 1.6litre turbo 15000 rpm to be introduced in 2014.

Meanwhile, let's hope they leave the RB08 alone - way too much regulation at present with every innovation getting stamped on as soon as someone realises they've been outsmarted.


May 29, 2012 1:40 PM
Last Edited 1435 days ago

Regarding the Red Bull hole in the floor issue. There a few songs about this subject - in fact a (w)hole lot of them

Pink Floyd - Just another Hole in the ......
Led Zepplin - (W)Hole lotta........
Traffic - Hole in my......
Nickelback - Another Hole In The.....
Bernard Cribbins - Well there we were, discussing this hole, Hole in the ............
(sugarbabes(sorry)) - Hole in the...

and finally,

Theres hole in my......Dear Lisa, Dear Lisa....

Well I need a rest after that! HAR HAR :p

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