F1 » Ecclestone continues to rail against 2014 engines

Bernie Ecclestone has warned that there could be hidden implications of F1's changing engine specification.

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Giveway - Unregistered

May 24, 2013 9:07 AM

Change costs money, when are some going to understand that. IF the engines are kept at the current state, it would cost all involved a lot less to maintain rather than to evolve.

Its all well and good to bring in "greener" options, but the engines being made smaller aren't really going to solve slightly-rising (due to the last Conc-agreement) costs.

Adrian - Unregistered

May 24, 2013 9:42 AM

He's just sour because he didn't want it. Don't remember him stamping his feet when they moved from the glorious sounding V10 engine to the lower reving V8s!

At his age you would think he would have grown up, but that's public school education for you!

Oldtimer - Unregistered

May 24, 2013 10:34 AM

It really is time for Bernie to go, if he did'nt like the new regulations he had enough clout to have done something about it so It's no good winging about it now. It was a mistake given the cost to introduce new engines, they will make no difference to the racing and it was a political move foisted on everyone in the nams of the Green movement. What that has to do with F1 is beyond me. FI is not doing the job as far as I am concerned and it's daft moves like this that don't help and discourage new tems form coming in. Together with the daft tyre regulation and other gimmicks it has brought F1 to it's knees. When will somebody consider the fans who want to see real racing and not a contrived tyre preservation run.


May 24, 2013 12:04 PM

Fak off with greener n enviromental friendly engine..it's only 3days race/2weeks n not always in the same country..how much carbon released by those engine??..bring back the V12!!screw the enviromentalist!!I don't want to watch Electric 1 car Race..

nickfox - Unregistered

May 24, 2013 12:34 PM
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It is too far down the line of money spent and R&D work done just to back out.
I have to disagree we some people though. Yes the engines are going to cost more to start of with yes and the effort is not going to be greener to start with but after a few years they will be rewarded with cheaper to run cars.
Also this must be a right move for cost as I don't think the likes of Honda would be returning with the old engines. People forget this is also a test bed for new tech to be tested and once tech is tests and works you find the system moving to production cars.
So who here can afford to run V10 apart from the mega Rich.
This is the other side of what is going on not just about now but about the future.

prof-x - Unregistered

May 24, 2013 12:41 PM

I think Bernie realizes that you cant create energy out of nothing, and the fuel cuts are going to slow down F1 considerably, At least I hope he realizes this. I am still waiting to hear about how they are gonna have to cut down on laps in order to help promote tv ratings or some other nonsense.

Here is an idea, give everyone the same amount of fuel, and get rid of all the rest of the other rules that don't have anything to do with safety and let them go racing.

The free market might be a paradigm, but its more efficient than micro managers who believe they know better than the people building the cars and figuring the logistics.

bucksboy - Unregistered

May 24, 2013 12:52 PM

Surely the issue is, does F1 want to represent the pinnacle of motor racing technology? If the answer is Yes (and it should be), the naturally aspirated, high-revving four-stroke no longer represents the latest technology: it has been replaced, for reasons of volumetric efficiency mainly, by the boosted (turbocharged) engine. Bernie may wish to make the clock stand still, but no one can. And as for worrying about manufacturers being left behind, surely that's the whole point? Otherwise you might as well do an engine contract with Manufacturer X for the whole field like Indycar.

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