2014 F1

Hulkenberg: Latest F1 cars become harder to drive than before

F1 Testing in Bahrain - Day Three
The German speedy Nico Hulkenberg has claimed that Latest F1 cars have become harder to drive than before because they offer less margin for error than the pre-2014 machines.

New F1 regulations for 2014 reduced down-force, mainly at the rear of the car thanks to the loss of exhaust blowing, in addition to set up a 1.6-litre turbocharged V6 engine package that produced more power than the old 2.4-litre V8s.

“It’s been a bit challenging. It’s harder because you can’t push as hard anymore. He told Autosport

“With the downforce [in 2013] you could push easily and there was a safety margin when you overdid it that saved you.

“Now when you overdrive a bit, it’s a lot easier to overdo it and lose the whole lap, although maybe that was just because our car was very peaky.”

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