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FIA to reveal radical F1 changes

FIA to announce radical F1 changes for the coming seasons
The FIA is set to announce radical changes to the F1 rules which will come into play in the coming years.

According to the BBC, the governing body will confirm that moveable rear wings will be allowed from next year alongside the return of KERS before the introduction of 'greener' engines from 2013.

While those engines will produce similar amounts of power, they will be based on 1.6-litre turbocharged units and should improve fuel efficiency by a targeted 50 per cent.

The introduction of moveable wings is an attempt to improve overtaking with drivers able to use the wings when they are within a second of the car ahead. Electronic monitoring will ensure drivers are only able to use the wing at the correct time.

The decision to bring back KERS, which was used by some teams in 2009 before being dropped on cost grounds, is seen as the first step towards F1 becoming more environmentally friendly when the new engine rules come into play.

Under those rules, the maximum revs will be lowered while fuel consumption will also be restricted.

More to follow once the FIA announcement is made…


Tagged as: fuel efficiency , engine , KERS , fuel , FIA

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Jake - Unregistered

December 10, 2010 1:41 PM

Why limit the revs of an engine when they are limiting the fuel??? Stop putting so many rule in place please. Just give them x amount of fuel and let them run what ever engine/revs they like.

Mark - Unregistered

December 10, 2010 2:38 PM

Ladies and Gentlemen, I preset to you to death knell of Formula 1.. The sport that has been in steady decline, is about to be put to the guillotine.. I cannot believe what is has come to. It this really the pinnacle? FOTA should have split when they had the chance! Rev limits? Max fuel tank dimensions? No Refueling? (still).. I'm not totally against turbocharging but still think that this is all a bit ill-conceived! Movable wings?? (Wouldn't be necissary if engines didn't have stupid rev limits). No testing (still). All nonsense!!



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