F1 » Ecclestone calls for scrap on 2014 engines

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

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October 01, 2012 1:40 PM

But Rob..

How big are those tanks? I appriciate that they want as little weight as possible in the car, but if they feel that having to carry fuel that add's say 1/2s to a lap gived an advantage of 3/4s per lap on pure power then they will find a way to fit a bigger tank in the car andf claim that extra 1/4s.

Limit the fuel and that's not an option anymore - they have to find the performance without using the extra fuel.

I do agree though that making the F1 car fuel efficient does nothing to the eco credentials of a sport that flies teams around the world. Nor will it help with costs, as making a V6 produce 800+bhp within tight technical confines probably means less performance per 1m spent.

If they teams really wanted to save money they would, but the only ones that want to are the ones who cannot survice - the rest don't care. Until it's their turn of course!

pcxmac - Unregistered

October 01, 2012 1:46 PM

turbo motors do not make more efficient vehicles, they only allow for greater power with less displacement and the penalty of extra heat and extra cost. If Bernie wants to scrap the initiative, he needs to pay out of his bank account all the money that's been invested in the new motors. He also needs to call it quits.


October 01, 2012 1:55 PM

@Malcolm Tucker

I can imagine some Malcolm Tucker swearing (Caledonian mafia style) will occur 1st time lulu and Lauda fall out.

As for the IT project, imagine working on a system (20 people) for a year and a half (all outside contractors) which gets shelved when the next administration comes in as they want to write their own.

palindrome1H - Unregistered

October 01, 2012 2:07 PM

The V6T's were an awful choice. As someone else said they should like Hoover vacuums. I heard the Indy car ones at this year's race in Detroit. Horrid. Relax people. People are complaining about the R&D already spent being a huge waste which it isn't. Like it or not, V6T's are coming eventually no matter what. That's a leg up for those who already started developing. I just hope they delay as much as possible but in the end, the money isn't being wasted.

jose - Unregistered

October 01, 2012 2:54 PM

I agree with Taipan. Making a engine change will not make F1
"Greener". The money junkies will still play musical parking lot
games with their personal jets, cost and fuel be dam.
This new pint size engine will end up costing more
and not as reliable. If it is sound you like, do nothing.
The v8's to me sounds just awesome.

Badman, Jose

oldtimer - Unregistered

October 01, 2012 3:16 PM

At last BE has said something that makes sense but it's probably too far down the road to actually happen, too much money spent and too many ruffled feathers. Why this was ever suggested in the first place is beyond me but then I'm at least a partially sane human being.

Sean - Unregistered

October 01, 2012 3:57 PM

I can hardly believe that some of you think its too far down the road ... this is F1 ... its not a corporate lumbering dinosaur of a company ...

How many times have changes been implemented into the rules only to never see the light of day ...

Fact is, no matter what you think of Bernie, he has clout ... and serious clout at that!...

I'll happily bet anyone of you a 100 quid they never happen!...

Maybe we should ask Craig Pollock what his view is? After all, where is PURE today? ...

Its a done deal, no V6 turbos for F1 ... End of!

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