Formula 1 to Adopt New Engines by 2013By Mayuri, Gaea News Network
Monday, December 6, 2010
NEW YORK (GaeaTimes) — Good news for the Formula 1 fans as Formula 1 stakeholders have reached an agreement for grand prix cars to use a new type of ‘green’ engine from 2013.
The sport will switch from the current 2.4-litre V8s to 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo engines with energy recovery systems and fuel restrictions. The move is an attempt to mirror the trend towards fuel-efficiency in road cars and to popularise it, increasing public demand for such engines.
The aim is for the new rules to improve the efficiency of F1 engines by as much as 50%.