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

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Mark _

October 02, 2012 5:35 PM

I wonder if Ferrari purposely altered the sound of their motor to help make their point?

For me it is all good as long as F1 doesn't try to move to electric motors. I saw an electric formula car demo before the Sonoma Indy race this year and it sounded a bit like a bicycle race.

Cory - Unregistered

October 02, 2012 5:51 PM

I think they should move to diesels.
Actually, that was said as a joke, but the Audi diesels that have been whistling (rather than snarling) around Le Mans since about 2006 sound great. And they beat the petrol cars regularly. Hmmm...

The turkey - Unregistered

October 02, 2012 10:26 PM

Easily fixed with a couple of tweaks and a few bucks from Bernie's pocket - no rev limit, unlimited engines per season, RRA excludes engines. Light blue touchpaper and stand well back.

Nick Schertzinger - Unregistered

October 03, 2012 8:00 PM

No matter what Bernie says, it doesnt make sense to keep moving the goal posts, look for more economical options that cost more to develop. At the end of the day in the eighties they were using turbos and then they went to normallly aspirated. Why did they do that? Becasue turbo engines became to powerfull.

How will they actually monitor the power output acurately and control it in the present era with advanced ecu technology. Makes me laugh the whole topic, to think how the engine makers could find loopholes and exploit boundareis. In short an engines suposed to be limited to 750bhp odd could suddenly become a 1200 bhp monster(thats exageration maybe but even another 15 would help) down the Straight with out anybody being the wiser, obviously the driver would have to mask it but it certainly wouldnt be impossible to cheat-electronically.

james collins - Unregistered

April 17, 2013 7:55 AM

Well I think that what may suffer is the technology and design and engineering behind these engines. I say go with them a season or two, and see what the majority says. Lets not make everybody's mind up let them do it themselves. F1 is known for and has a pinnacle reputation as the leader in race technology, lets not stop now. I say move forward.

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