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di Montezemolo: Four-cylinder engines in F1 'pathetic'

“I am worried about the sound, which in F1 has been so unique,” echoed Lauda. “Hopefully, there will be more than a faint hum.”

Any such qualms, however, have been dismissed by both Cosworth business manager Mark Gallagher – who believes the four-cylinder engines will be able to be designed at a cost of only €30 million – and FIA President Jean Todt.

“I can guarantee that the F1 cars for the 2013 season will be very exciting and produce a great sound,” assured the Frenchman. “The development of the industry in the past years has been bringing safety and environmental awareness to the foreground, and the car manufacturers have made great progress in both areas.

“With the new rules, the FIA wants to send a strong message about F1. It is the pinnacle of motorsport, and the smaller engine is very important for the manufacturers.”




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Mike Jones - Unregistered

January 05, 2011 5:44 PM

Surely F1 is supposed to represent the pnnacle of automotive engineering not a be a sop to the eco freaks & global warming preyenders. If F1 has to pander to these weirdos why bother - just ban motor racing.

florcv01

January 05, 2011 6:54 PM

Luca and (gulp) Bernie are absolutely right. 1.4l turbocharged, 4 cylinder, 12k rpm limit, and max of 4 engines in a year is ridiculous. Attempts at controlling costs to keep the grid full is great -- so stop changing the engine rules every other year! The WMSC should focus elswhere (eg, aerodynamics) to induce better racing, not weaken the series with silly engine restrictions. Let's stop the charade of trying to be "green" and get back to racing. F1 is supposed to be the pinnacle of racing isn't it?



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