Di Montezemolo against new style F1 engines

Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo has voiced his criticisms over the modified Formula 1 engines which will be brought into use for the 2013 season, with the current 2.4-litre V8 units set to be replaced by 1.6-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged powerplants. F1’s last significant engine regulation changes came at the start of the 2006 season, with eight-cylinder ...

Lauda worried about sound of 2013 engines

Niki Lauda has admitted he is concerned about F1’s switch to four cylinder engines. Not keen on the newly announced turbo formula for 2013, Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo recently insisted that “for the top class of racing it sounds a bit pathetic”. Triple world champion Lauda agrees: “I am worried about the sound, which ...

2011 F1 Technical Regulations

Formula 1 Governing body FIA has published the full technical regulations for 2011 including the specifications of the driver-adjustable rear wings being introduced for next year. Several new rules aimed at curbing flexible bodywork have also been introduced. The controversial new driver-adjustable rear wings are explained in article 3.18: 3.18.1 – When viewed from the ...

F1 ENGINE RULES FROM 2013

1.6-litre, four-cylinder turbos with energy recovery and fuel restrictions to replace current 2.4-litre normally aspirated V8s Fuel efficiency to increase by a target of 35% Overall power to remain same at approx 750bhp Checks and balances to ensure costs are contained and performance across all engines remains comparable Fuel to be limited by fuel-flow restrictions ...