Lauda hails 2014 F1 turbo engine rules
29 December, 2011
Dec.29 (GMM) Triple world champion Niki Lauda has hailed Formula 1′s change of engine regulations earmarked for the 2014 season.
The sport’s governing body initially wanted the current normally-aspirated 2.4 litre V8 engines to be replaced in 2013, but ultimately ceded to pressure to agree turbo V6 rules that will make their debut a year later.
“It’s a good solution, saving fuel but also preserving performance,” Lauda told the Austrian newspaper Salzburger Nachrichten.
“Four cylinder would have been nonsense, so the six cylinder is a good compromise,” he added.