V8 and turbo engines allowed for 2013?
23 May, 2011
May 23 (GMM) The saga about Formula 1′s future engine regulations has taken a twist, with the possibility that both four-cylinder engines and V8 power units could be pitted against one another in 2013.
We reported earlier that, after a meeting with the manufacturers in Barcelona, Jean Todt had vowed to push ahead with the scheduled new engine regulations.
But Formula 1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, who is staunchly opposed to scrapping the V8 engines, said FIA president Todt is now proposing to let some V8s continue to power cars in 2013.
However he is quoted by Reuters saying, “But I mean, equivalency formulas never work, do they?”
The situation harks back to 2006, when after the current V8 engines were introduced, Toro Rosso were permitted to run a performance limited V10.