Formula 1 considering return to 1000hp engines

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  1. #1 webber f1 racer, Jan 8, 2015
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    Here's hoping this works out.

    Formula 1 could be set for a return to 1000 horsepower turbo cars following meetings about future rules between senior figures in Geneva this week, with the change considered for the 2017 season.

    Formula 1 attracted criticism from some quarters in 2014 that the new specification of cars were not challenging enough to drive, with experienced racers commenting that previous generation machinery was tougher to handle.

    Such thoughts were accentuated by the promotion of 17-year-old Max Verstappen, who will race for Toro Rosso this season.

    During the last meeting of the World Motor Sport Council in Qatar, it was deemed that the Formula 1 Strategy Group would begin to look at ways to make the sport more challenging for the drivers, in turn increasing the spectacle for fans.

    One proposal was that the current V6 Power Units could be increased to 1000 horsepower, which can be achieved without the introduction of a new system, which would be an added expense at a time where the sport is attempting to cut costs.

    It is believed that hitting 1000 horsepower would be achieved through increasing the maximum 100kg fuel load permitted per race and easing the fuel flow rate.

    The idea is set to be discussed by Formula 1 technical directors later this month and at the next meeting of the Formula 1 Strategy Group. Making the sound of the power units more aggressive is also set to be discussed – with work continuing to evaluate such a possibility.

    It is unlikely that any of the proposed changes will be introduced before the start of the 2017 season.
  2. #3 ReeK, Jan 26, 2015
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