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Bernie Ecclestone calls on F1 to drop its planned engine change for 2014

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insideline - Unregistered

October 01, 2012 10:32 AM

It does not matter who is responsible for this situation, Mad Max, or JT, I think it shows the sporting body in a very bad light. We're still in a huge financial crisis and yet the technical committee decide to bring in new engines which cost hundreds of millions to develop and after forcing companies to spend huge amounts developing the units, now it seems they may be scrapped because they sound like hoovers, which I could have told them they would, from day one. It makes the FIA look completely stupid, like a bunch of Ham fangitas, which as we all know, is not a good image at all. Are Bad Dog Jose, BubblesSparx, PolePos and Enrico running the FIA technical committee these days? Seems as if they are.


October 01, 2012 10:47 AM

If it's all about being green then it's completely counter productive to spend more millions to save a few miles per gallon.
Being green and F1 just don't go together anyway, flying millionare playboys around the world in jets so that they can race multi-million pound racing cars is NOT green. And getting an extra few miles per gallon out of the engine (at the cost of millions) makes it no greener!
Sod being green, sod the V6T's bring back V10's and make us happy.
What's the chance of Merc pulling out of F1 if the V6T's are scrapped?

Sean - Unregistered

October 01, 2012 11:14 AM

This story broke the day after Mercedes inked the new concorde agreement and Hamilton was confirmed ... old news at this stage Crash!. Anyway, I bet Hamilton, as I posted a few days ago on this story, will now be sh1tting bricks!...

His move, and the whole "idea" that he bought into was to have the entire car built around the new chassis and the new turbo v6's looks to be in tatters!...

He will be languishing in the midfield for the next two years at least, and this will also signal Renault's exit from F1. Which is sad given they are reigning double and defending champions... but they did say that they would not be going back ...

Pity, given their dominance of the last turbo era, for you Lewis fans, that was the 80's!...


October 01, 2012 11:20 AM

ty.before last week, there was aa distinct possibility, even probality that merc would pull out of f1, other than as an engine manufacturer (even that is false, as the engines are basicaly ilmors), but having signed a committment to three deal for an "epic" driver, they wouldnt pull out now!

i think that some reporter has got his wires crossed. as i posted on another thread, bernie has said on a number of occassions, that he liked the v6 turbos, and as so much has been spent developing them, there will be NO turn around.

i like na engines, but the sound does not worry me too much. people loved the high pitched howl of v12s, v16s, and even the previous turbos. and the current v8s do not even sound like big bore v8s.
it is the cylinder capacity that makes the sound, and the v6s could have their sound tuned to placate some

engineman - Unregistered

October 01, 2012 11:26 AM

At this point the development for 2014 engines is very advanced and the money are already paid. Canceling those motors would only make all this expense pointless. If Bernie doesn't like the sound of the new Ferrari engine, maybe they should change the exhaust.
A secondary, but very important thing: the sound of an F1 engine on TV has little to do with the real sound (frequency and db). There is not a direct relation between the sound of a motor on a dyno and what a spectator would perceive, let alone what the folks at home listen to.

Deon - Unregistered

October 01, 2012 11:53 AM

If the turbos sound like roadcars,I and others won't attend races.It was bad enough when F1 changed from V10s to lower capacity V8s.V10s much louder.The way it's supposed to be.Eliminate Ecclestone.Then u might save money.

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