June.03 – After the Barcelona conference for the FIA on Friday, Formula 1 governing body has officially confirmed many technical regulations for 2013 onwards. These include four-cylinder, 1.6-litre engines limited to 12,000 revolutions per minute.
FIA approved Formula 1 2013 Technical Regulations
1. Power units will be four cylinders, 1.6 litre with high pressure gasoline injection up to 500 bar with a maximum of 12,000 rpm, with extensive energy management and energy recovery systems (now known as ERS), reflecting the decision taken by the WMSC in December 2010
2. The aerodynamic regulations have been based on 2011 rules, with modifications in order to improve the aerodynamic efficiency: together with the power train rules, this will enable a 35% reduction in fuel consumption
3. The height of the tip of the nose will be limited to ensure better compatibility in a T-bone style accident
4. A limitation on transmissions (gear ratios, number of gearboxes) in order to decrease costs
5. The overall weight of the car must be no less than 660kg.
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