F1 » Mercedes: New engines won’t mean economy runs

Mercedes has provided a sneak preview of the new era of F1 due to be ushered in in 2014.

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January 13, 2013 11:47 AM
Last Edited 1124 days ago

@Richard. I can agree with what you're saying. It's going to be interesting to see what the teams do to get maximum performance and economy out of the V6's, and how they apply it to road cars. And with Americans starting to use smaller cars, like the Prius, which is mainly for status, but at least it's better than them driving around in old V8's. Oh well, we shall see what the new era brings be it good or bad. But I guess the main reason I have a strong view, and comments on the V6's is because I always watch Youtube videos of the old V10's and it makes me smile, and at the same time makes me cry a little on the inside knowing that they are not raced anymore, and will probably never be raced again. I'm just a massive V10 fanboy.
P.S here are some of the videos.



www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0wK2Hs8g g (put an underscore between the two g's, no spaces)


January 13, 2013 1:03 PM

alas no, only recordings or races of the time. suggest you google v16 or v12 engine noise. there are some utube entries, but nothing can replicate the open air sound. most say that the matra was the best sounding. have you ever heard a banshee wail?


January 13, 2013 1:19 PM
Last Edited 1124 days ago

Webbertron...Try "Jaque Laffite-El Legendario LIGIER MATRA (V12)-1978"

Turn up the volume as loud as you can, and you will still not approach the ear bleeding real life sound that it used to produce!



January 13, 2013 1:56 PM

webbertron. listen to the sound suggested by jackbee.
now if you are out walking some night, and you hear a sound like that, it wont be some boy racer who has put a v12 into his honda civic. dont look behind you, just ruunnnn........

peter daniel - Unregistered

January 13, 2013 3:53 PM

The reason that the major manufacturers are keen on this development is that it has relevance in the real world and is directly usable technology for road transport. The few that lead this development can market the tech to others, re-cooping some of the costs. Meanwhile F1 goes green is a 21st century relevant F1, like it or not, we are in that century.

mikeyd - Unregistered

January 13, 2013 6:02 PM

I love how people complain about every rule change being the death of F1, then carry on watching and enjoying it.

Whilst we all love the development side of F1, ultimately it's all about on track action. Even if F1 became a spec series, the drivers there are capable of putting on a decent show. I just don't get why people get so mad about it sometimes!

Nanbawan - Unregistered

January 14, 2013 12:52 AM

"but at least it's better than them driving around in old V8's"

Actually, the Ford F-150 V6 turbo (so called eco boost) is out selling its V8 counterpart...The downsizing IS happening !

As for the Matra V12, if only Renault could produce a last glory run Alpine GT with an engine derived from that spec...Let it run on exotic bio fuel if they want for the consciousness but I'd so like to see it happen.

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