F1 Teams Start To Agree On Four-Cylinder Turbocharged Engines

Formula One teams are currently agreeing upon a new set of engines for the 2013+ racing period. The development of the 2.4-litre V8 units are said to be ‘frozen’ as the teams replace it with a smaller, more powerful and more fuel efficient engine.

Agreements are currently being reached for a four-cylinder 1.5-litre engine with twin-turbocharging and direct injection. These units will then boast a KERS system for extra boost.

“If F1 has to develop something helpful for real (road) driving conditions, then the best solution is for an engine that is turbocharged and GDI (gasoline direct injection,” Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa told Autocar magazine at the Beijing Motor Show.

“That is what we would support,” he said.

Many of the team agree with the change.


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