Connect with us

F1 top news

Porsche, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Cosworth attends latest F1 engine meeting

Published

on

If the latest F1 meeting is any indication, the sport’s future is looking bright.

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff headed to his native Austria for this weekend’s grand prix only after attending the engine group meeting, where the post-2020 rules are rapidly taking shape.

F1 has said it wants the next engine to be louder, cheaper and simpler, amid rumours it will be a 1.6 litre V6 with a bi-turbo and single KERS.

But what was surprising about this week’s meeting was the number of interested parties in attendance.

“There were surprising participants like Porsche, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Cosworth, Ilmor and AVL,” Wolff is quoted by Speed Week.

Other sources report that Audi, Alfa Romeo, Zytek and others were also there.

The implication is that the current ‘power unit’ regulations were simply putting off too many potential F1 participants for too long.

F1 legend Gerhard Berger told Servus TV: “Many companies can handle the technology of the current engine very well.

“But when it comes to the entire thing in its complexity with the hybrid systems, only a few are really able to do it very well.”

F1 CEO Chase Carey agrees: “The engines should be louder but also less complicated, while at the same time keeping the costs down.”

Loading...

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2019 F11 day ago

Bratches admits China could get second F1 race

F1’s owner Liberty Media has admitted it could add a second race in China to the calendar. In Shanghai last...

2019 F12 days ago

Mercedes beating Ferrari nothing new – Briatore

Flavio Briatore is not surprised that Ferrari is struggling to beat Mercedes in 2019. The Maranello team began the year...

2019 F12 days ago

Ferrari working on rear wing fix – Binotto

Ferrari is already working to fix the issues that have dropped the Italian team behind Mercedes in 2019. After early...

2019 F12 days ago

Carey inspects 2020 Hanoi GP site

F1 chief executive Chase Carey travelled straight from China to Vietnam to check out the scene of the Hanoi street...

2019 F12 days ago

Raikkonen leading the B league – Zehnder

Alfa Romeo team manager Beat Zehnder says it is “a pleasure” to be working once again with Kimi Raikkonen. The...

2019 F12 days ago

Red Bull to get new Honda engine in Baku

Just a few races into the long 2019 season, Honda is already preparing to introduce an upgrade for its engine....

2019 F12 days ago

Nothing fundamentally wrong with car – Vettel

Just three races into yet another promising season for Ferrari, the Italian press has declared that the great Maranello team...

2019 F13 days ago

No more race victory target in 2019 – Horner

After three races in 2019, Red Bull no longer has a target for the number of race wins. Prior to...

2019 F13 days ago

Budget caps will not help F1 – Villeneuve

Jacques Villeneuve says a budget cap is the wrong direction for F1. With support from the FIA and many teams,...

2019 F13 days ago

Williams no longer a racing team – Villeneuve

Williams’ problems can be traced back to the decision to float on the stock exchange. That is the view of...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media