Jul.10 (GMM) Sergio Marchionne has thrown a potential spanner in the works of F1’s plans for its next engine regulations.
It was thought the sport was speeding towards keeping the basic 1.6 litre V6 engines beyond 2020, but adding another turbocharger and removing much of the complex and expensive ‘hybrid’ elements.
“Double turbo instead of the electric motor?” La Gazzetta dello Sport quoted the Ferrari president as saying in Austria.
“I have told Liberty this morning: I believe that creating a power unit system that denies the development of technology is a mistake.
“Either we do something clever and consistent with the development or we forget it. These easy solutions to remove the hybrid parts of the engine, or to bring back the 12 cylinder aspirated engines, are in the past,” Marchionne added.
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The next key meeting of the engine working group will take place on Tuesday, […]
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The volume, complexity and expense of […]
13/03/2017 2017 ‘power units’ only slightly louder – report Mar.13 (GMM) F1 is continuing to nudge up the volume of its controversial 'power units'.
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15/12/2016 F1 should consider new engines for 2020 – Brawn Dec.15 (GMM) Ross Brawn has admitted F1 should consider taking a sharp turn with its engine regulations for 2020.
The retired former Ferrari and Mercedes chief has been linked with a […]
09/07/2017 F1 could introduce new engines one year early Jul.9 (GMM) F1 could introduce a new engine formula as early as 2020.
That is despite the fact the current regulations governing the controversial 'power unit' rules are technically set […]
09/11/2016 Mercedes committed only until 2020 – Wolff Nov.9 (GMM) Toto Wolff says Mercedes' is only committed to formula one until 2020.
The German marque has swept up every title since the 'power unit' began in 2014.
Mercedes co-owner and […]
30/01/2017 F1 ‘must not give up’ on hybrid engines – Wolff Jan.30 (GMM) Toto Wolff says F1 should not give up on its 'hybrid' engine era.
Mercedes has utterly dominated in the quieter, controversial 'power unit' era since 2014, with even new F1 […]