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tantalus
10 Dec 10,, 12:00
BBC Sport - F1 - Formula 1 agrees radical rule changes for 2011 and 2013 (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/formula_one/gossip/9275796.stm)


Governing body the FIA will confirm the adoption in 2011 of movable rear wings to aid overtaking, and the return of Kers power-boost systems.

From 2013, cars will use new 'green' engines to improve sustainability


The aim is for the new rules to improve the efficiency of F1 engines by as much as 50%.

Care has been taken to ensure the performance of cars will not be affected and total power outputs will remain at current levels - approximately 750bhp.

By adopting the regulations, F1 hopes to widen its appeal to sponsors - commercial insiders say some companies are reluctant to get involved in F1 because of its image of being wasteful with resources.


German car giant Volkswagen has also been heavily involved in the discussions and has privately indicated to F1 insiders that the only way it would consider entering F1 would be if the sport adopted these new rules.

If VW did enter, it would be expected to use its Audi brand.


The aim is that by associating these energy-saving, fuel-efficient technologies with a glamorous and popular sport, they will become desirable in road cars, where their use is already increasing dramatically

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bolo121
11 Dec 10,, 13:52
Care has been taken to ensure the performance of cars will not be affected and total power outputs will remain at current levels - approximately 750bhp.2013

Siiiiigh. Why oh why cant they just throw away the current annoying 2.4 litre engines and return to unlimited RPM 3 L V10s again. F1 is supposed to be about racing not enviro nuttism,.


I would love to see more chicanes removed worldwide and 350 kph top speeds on straights.