New F1 engine regs approved
The new engine formula will replace the existing naturally aspirated 2.4 V8 engine regulations as part of the FIA’s efforts to reduce consumption, lower emissions and bring on hybrid energy systems. The new F1 engine rule allows for revs to be limited to 12,000 – down from the 18,000 of today’s units.
However the use of KERS promises to keep power levels at current levels, with F1 engineers hinting at increased levels of torque owing to a combination of forced induction and electric motor assist. Each driver will only be permitted five engines per season from 2013, reduced to just four from 2014.