OFFICIAL: 1.6-Liters Turbo Engines In F1 From 2013
FIA confirmed on Friday that Formula 1 will move to 1.6-liter turbo engine from the 2013 season, and the pilots can use up to 5 units per season.
FIA World Council announced Friday a restructuring from the foundations of the technical regulations in Formula 1 2013 season.
As expected, F1 will dropped the 2.4-liters aspirated engines in favor of 1.6-liters turbo engines with four-cylinder, limited to 12,000 rpm. The fuel consumption will be reduced by 35%, while the engine power will remain at about 750 HP due to the use of the braking energy recovery (KERS).
Also, in the 2013 season, the drivers will use only five engines per season, following that limit to be reduced to only four units per year from 2014 season. The gear boxes will be used for five consecutive Grands Prix, from the limitation to four Grands Prix valid today.
Finally, FIA has approved the change name of the wet tires type in intermediates tires, because the difference between the extreme rain tires to be clearer.
New Rules For 2011 Season
Besides the new technical regulation for 2013 season, the FIA has approved some important changes for the 2011 season. Thus, the pilots will be able to adjust the rear wings when they initiate attacks on rivals, while the so-called “master plan” of the wings will be more strict, because the teams can no longer operate the rule in the manner in which Red Bull Racing and Ferrari did for the front wings.
Also, the teams will be able to use the KERS system starting next year, while the F-duct systems will be prohibited, as is the ability to change the attack front wing angle. FIA will detailing the nature of these changes in the coming days.