Di Montezemolo: 2013 engine rules ??pathetic??

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Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo is concerned about the new, cost-cutting engine rules for 2013.

Di Montezemolo has told Auto Motor und Sport: ??Four cylinders is not Formula One. We will not be building any for our street cars [and] for the top class of racing it sounds a bit pathetic.?

??Why couldn’t we have a V6 turbo? We should not confuse affordable with cheap.?

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Ferrari opposes ‘pathetic’ engine changes (ESPN)

??Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo has admitted he is looking for allies in his aversion to Formula One’s new engine formula for 2013. When the four-cylinder turbo regulations were announced recently, di Montezemolo said the team was ??not happy? but ??will not stand in the way?.??

Brawn plays down speculation over his future (ESPN)

??Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn has looked to play down increasing speculation over his future amid a reported restructuring of the German team. ??I will not resign until this team is successful,? he told Germany’s Auto Motor Und Sport.??

Construction underway on Austin F1 venue (Formula1.com)

??Work has begun in earnest on the new United States Grand Prix venue in Texas, as race organisers push ahead with preparations for Formula One racing?s return to the country in 2012.

??To view the circuit’s draft 3-D layout in more detail click here. To view the circuit’s draft 2-D layout in more detail click here.??

Jenson Button on 2011 (The_Real_JB via Twitter)

??Good 3km swim this morning, now we’re stuffing our faces! Hawaii rocks!

??Big thanks to all my fans for your support over the years.. I’ve got a feeling 2011 is going to be a very special year! Bring it on ;-)??

The Dakar Rally: Scariest race in world beat the terrorists (The Express)

??It’s dangerous enough to border on the insane. A 6,000-mile dash around jagged terrain but with a unique appeal to professionals and amateurs determined to test the limits of driver and car to the utmost.

??The 33rd Dakar Rally started yesterday with 430 machines ?ǣ some with two wheels, others with four or even six. Originally it went from Paris to Dakar, in Senegal, but the threat of terrorism has forced the event to move continent ?ǣ drivers are now confronted by a daunting loop around Argentina and Chile.??

Timo Glock in training (Twitpic via realTimoGlock)

??After a hard training day, there is a Lasagne waiting for me and for you the proof, that I don???t eat just soup and salad! Have a nice Sunday evening.??

Comment of the day

Sahajesh is going to the Belgian Grand Prix and has a few questions ?ǣ can anybody help?

I?m going to my first GP ever (Spa 2011) and I?m undecided between Silver 1, Silver 2 and Gold 4. I?m guessing Gold 4 would be a better location (higher up, great views of Eau Rouge etc) but I?d appreciate comments from the people here.

There will be 3 of us going (and a birthday weekend for one of us), this guy loves F1 and Spa as well!

What are the relative views from each stand and what would you choose?
sahajesh

From the forum

As we head into a mammoth long season, Zadak asks where does the future of the Spanish Grand Prix lie?

Happy birthday!

A big happy birthday to Ajokay ?ǣ hope you have a great day!

On this day in F1

And happy birthday to Michael Schumacher, who is 42 years old today.

The seven-time world champion is the oldest F1 driver on the grid. His career history includes 91 victories, 1,441 championship points and 76 fastest laps, spanning 269 race entries.

After a difficult 2010, Schumacher remains with Mercedes this year.

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186 comments on Di Montezemolo: 2013 engine rules ??pathetic??

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  1. Juan Pablo Heidfeld (@juan-pablo-heidfeld-1) said on 3rd January 2011, 0:03

    Timo has good taste :D

  2. newnhamlea1 (@newnhamlea1) said on 3rd January 2011, 0:07

    Could not agree more with LdM, for once.

  3. newnhamlea1 (@newnhamlea1) said on 3rd January 2011, 0:10

    Keith the top link from ESPN does not work, it links straight back to this page.

  4. Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 3rd January 2011, 0:11

    Oh, shut up, Luca. It’s Formula One, not Formula Ferrari, however much you might like it to be.

    • newnhamlea1 (@newnhamlea1) said on 3rd January 2011, 0:15

      I’m sorry but 4 cylinder engines are just not formula one in my opinion, what is the point in people like ferrari or mercedes taking part in f1 if their road cars engines are all v8′s and v(some riduculously high number) and yet their f1 engine is a puny straight 4?

      • Ned Flanders (@ned-flanders) said on 3rd January 2011, 0:22

        The point is, their road cars may currently be V8/ 10/ 12/ 20,000, but the future trend will presumably be one of all cars being lower on power.

        Perhaps LdM is a relic of the past, of the Enzo era, when engines were all that matttered. Times are changing, yet his views seem rooted in the past

        • US_Peter (@us_peter) said on 3rd January 2011, 3:34

          Perhaps LdM is a relic of the past

          Nail! On! Head! He should retire and refrain from commenting on F1 at all.

          I honestly don’t get everyone’s aversion to 4 cylinder engines. It’s the power that matters, not the shape, size, color, flavor, texture, smell or even the sound of the engine (although the new engines are gonna be some throaty beasts). If they can make small 4 cylinder engines as powerful as the current V8s, they should! Luca’s just afraid of the new competition that will likely come with the new engine formula, and the potential leveler between the teams that a new set of regulations typically are.

          • Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 3rd January 2011, 5:49

            Luca’s just afraid of the new competition that will likely come with the new engine formula, and the potential leveler between the teams that a new set of regulations typically are.

            Not to mention the way there will be new design regulations for 2013. We all know what happened to Ferrari last time there was a major change in the technical rules – they really dropped the ball with the F60. It was horrid to begin with and they hadn’t even been able to extract any reasonable and consistent speed out of it by the end of the season. The only reason why they won in Belgium was because of Raikkonen’s KERS button (and that start), robbing Fisichella and Force India of victory.

          • US_Peter (@us_peter) said on 3rd January 2011, 6:38

            We all know what happened to Ferrari last time there was a major change in the technical rules – they really dropped the ball with the F60.

            I was thinking the same thing. Newey thrives with new rules. Apparently Aldo Costa doesn’t.

          • Sush Meerkat said on 3rd January 2011, 10:32

            In response to US_Peter

            Nail! On! Head! He should retire and refrain from commenting on F1 at all.

            Hell no, he’s a constant source of amusement, especially when Ferrari lose.

            In Reply to Prisoner Monkeys

            Not to mention the way there will be new design regulations for 2013. We all know what happened to Ferrari last time there was a major change in the technical rules – they really dropped the ball with the F60.

            They also dropped the ball when Mid Engined cars became the norm, and when F1 engineers realised that V10′s had better power to weight ratio’s they stuck to fat heavy V12′s which road cars were matching in acceleration at the time.

          • Julian said on 3rd January 2011, 11:23

            In reply to PM

            They really dropped the ball with the F60. It was horrid to begin with and they hadn’t even been able to extract any reasonable and consistent speed out of it by the end of the season. The only reason why they won in Belgium was because of Raikkonen’s KERS button (and that start), robbing Fisichella and Force India of victory.

            You have to stop letting your hatred of Ferrari cloud your judgement dude. McLaren had a pig of a car in 09, as did Renault and almost every other team without a double diffuser barring the beast that Newey designed.

            And weren’t you the one that kept saying something along the lines of if you cant overtake a slower car then you shouldn’t be in F1?
            Fisichella couldn’t overtake Kimi because the perfectly legal and optional KERS gave him extra speed on the straights and you say he was robbed.
            Alonso couldn’t overtake Petrov who had extra speed on the straights. Are you going to say he was robbed?

            I just hope you haven’t yet realised that it shows greater character to show respect to people or things you dislike rather then just beat them down every chance you get. Otherwise you’d just come across as a keyboard hero getting high of his own narcissistic bigotry.

          • Ned Flanders (@ned-flanders) said on 3rd January 2011, 13:33

            Wow very well put Julian. As much as I hate Ferrari at times, I totally agree

          • infy (@infy) said on 3rd January 2011, 14:17

            Well said Julian.

          • Hotbottoms said on 3rd January 2011, 16:32

            Prisoner Monkey: If KERS was so overpowered that you could “rob” wins just by having it in your car, why didn’t all the teams (including Force India) have it then? Those teams chose not to develop KERS and put their resources elsewhere, which turned out to be the right decision, because KERS was bad for car’s balance.

          • David A said on 3rd January 2011, 17:00

            We all know what happened to Ferrari last time there was a major change in the technical rules – they really dropped the ball with the F60.

            And Mclaren, BMW and Renault. In fact, every team that concentrated on either finishing 2008 strongly, or on KERS.

            The only reason why they won in Belgium was because of Raikkonen’s KERS button (and that start), robbing Fisichella and Force India of victory.

            Oh, yeah, since KERS was this illegal device that had no other drawbacks (like upsetting the balance of the car) that evil Luca had up his sleeve and no-one knew about. Rubbish, PM, rubbish.

        • troutcor said on 3rd January 2011, 12:52

          There is a difference between having the engines be “the only thing that mattered” and not having them matter at all. It is auto racing. Autos have engines. They should matter, and at the highest echelon of the sport they should stand out. If I want to see a four cylinder, I’ll walk down to the Toyota dealer.

          • Mike said on 4th January 2011, 6:28

            And what if you wanted to see a 4 cylinder producing well over 600BHP?
            Don’t be so daft as to think they will be anything like the engines in road cars.

      • matt90 (@matt90) said on 3rd January 2011, 2:33

        Mercedes make lots of different engines. A V6 turbo does sound more interesting, but I think Ferrari is the only team likely to care massively. As long as they don’t continue development freezing and the engines start off with a similar amount of power to now, I don’t mind too much.

        • Dianna said on 3rd January 2011, 15:54

          Mercedes do indeed make zillions of engines BUT,Let’s hope they give the VERY best GOLD PLATED engine to Schumacher this year :) Seeing as it is the great mans birthday today the 3rd of Jan..
          42years old and going for his 8th title.HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE!!

          Hey,I wonder if this will be the trend for the future of F1?
          IMAGINE >YEAR 2044
          FERNANDO Alonso heading for his 16th title.Will he beat the great Michael Schumacher who won his last Title at 59years of age?

          OR>YEAR 2065.
          Lewis Hamilton has just won his 18th World Title at the record age of 79years old.
          Lewis Hamilton

      • The Sri Lankan said on 3rd January 2011, 3:48

        i think honda and toyota shoild come back as engine suppliers. both of them have straight 4′s in their roadcar lineups

      • rossi said on 3rd January 2011, 18:10

        a “puny” straight 4 was rumoured to be the most powerful ever in f1!!

    • David A said on 3rd January 2011, 0:34

      Where’s the thrill in watching (and listening to) F1 cars with puny 4 cylinder engines?

      • Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 3rd January 2011, 0:46

        How about you tell me when you actually hear one.

        • David A said on 3rd January 2011, 1:34

          Eh, perhaps that was a bit wide of the mark, but let’s face it- how much more road relevant and cost-effective is it to get the teams to pour investment into 4 cylinder turbo engines than continue with the V8 engine formula we’ve had for only a few years?

          If the FIA simply want new regs to attract more manufacturers to the sport, then they better be prepared for another exodus if they fail.

          • Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 3rd January 2011, 5:52

            What is Formula 1 really about? Is it about bolting four extra cylinders and fifty extra kilograms onto an engine to make it louder … or is it about refining engine technology so that you get an engine that is half the size of the current ones, has half the internal capacity, has half the maximum number of revs and yet still produces the same amount of power as the current rules allow?

            Because I know which I prefer. I’d much rather see high tech than hear high-pitch.

          • US_Peter (@us_peter) said on 3rd January 2011, 6:42

            I’d much rather see high tech than hear high-pitch.

            I think I might actually prefer the throaty growl of a small turbo to the hair-metal scream of the current cars.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozntieZs8Bg

          • Maksutov said on 3rd January 2011, 11:27

            @US_Peter

            For the 4 cylinder turbos you don’t need earplugs, while the the current engines and those of the past F1 cars you do :).

            I think the screaming sound of F1 cars definitely brings a special feel to the audience and it will be missed, but the change is inevitable. As mentioned by someone below in future F1 might even use hybrids or electric engines. Maybe one day all we will hear is the wind effect and tyre squeaks. Woooooosh… squeeeeeeeak…. lol

            The only hope that they never dicide to use 2 cylinder or 1 cylinder.. pop, pop, pop, pop…. haha lawnmowers

          • Maksutov said on 3rd January 2011, 11:32

            *decide
            …………………………………

        • anakincarlos said on 3rd January 2011, 4:48

          Maybe in 10 years all engines will be hybrids running on batteries and there will be no sound at all?

          • Tango said on 3rd January 2011, 9:20

            Hybrids have sound, only 100% battery powered cars don’t.

          • dyslexicbunny said on 3rd January 2011, 16:00

            That’s when drivers will be making their own sound effects. Someone else posted a video with some making their own.

    • Fer no.65 (@fer-no65) said on 3rd January 2011, 1:43

      it does sound weird, to have F1 cars fitted with 4 cylinder engines, when, just 5 years ago, there was a 3 litres V10 racing.

      Let’s face it. Changes are usually not the most popular thing to do, appart from banning traction control and refueling.

      I don’t think people liked the idea of having V8 engines… I was dissapointed when i first heard them in Barhain 2006 after more than a decade with the huge V10′s we all loved, shaking the entire living room.

      But by the time we get to 2013, the idea of 4 cylinder engines won’t be that stupid…

      • bananarama (@bananarama) said on 3rd January 2011, 13:25

        As I’ve said before, I don’t mind the new regulations that much but I love the sound of a V10 and woud be happy to see one again.

        Montes probem might be that 4 cylinders aren’t relevant to Ferrari at all. They do not build engines like that and presumably they never will. Can you imagine someone coming to Ferrari and saying ‘hello, i would like the 458′ ‘yes, no problem sir, look over here’ ‘oh thats magnificent .. does it come with a straight 4 engine?’ ‘no, but look at this wonderfull masterpiece of an engine in it’ ‘nah, I’ll rather take the Porsche, I prefer the straight 4′. And as we all know, there is a massive difference between people who buy Ferraris and those who buy Porsches. I would be very surprised to see a Ferrari with that kind of an engine. Nevertheless I’m sure Ferrari could learn a lot from developing a new engine and if it turned out to be a 6 cylinder one, I wouldn’t mind.

    • Jarred Walmsley (@jarred-walmsley) said on 3rd January 2011, 8:20

      As much as it pains me to admit it (having a massive hatred of LdM) I agree with him, I think the engine specs should have been a two stage process with 2013 being any configuration 6 cylinder turbos followed by 4 cylinder turbos in about 2020.

      But on a lighter note I feel it unlikely that we will see the 4cylinder turbos as the world ends on December 20th 2012 doesn’t it??! :D

    • Calum said on 3rd January 2011, 8:31

      I am agreeing with Montezemolo for once.

      ‘Why couldn’t we have a V6 turbo?’

      It would at least keep F1 at LeMan level!

      However, I don’t see this being a reason for F1 to be overtaken by LM24 as the pinnacle of motorsport – it should hopefully bring in new blood like VW or the return of old freinds like Honda, as suppliers – because the new engines afre a new (affordable) challange!

    • Todfod (@todfod) said on 3rd January 2011, 13:40

      PM, its obvious that you are not a fan of Luca, but I feel that he does have a good point this time. 4 cylinder turbo engines are a joke, and for Ferrari it is an even bigger joke, as they would have absolutely no use for developing an engine and spending million and millions of dollars on building an engine they would never use on their road cars. Renault might be thrilled by the prospect, and maybe even Mercedes. But considering that F1 is the pinnacle of motorsport and automotive technology, I would hate to see these engines in F1 cars. Maybe its just a psychological issue, but I would just hate to think that my Honda accord has a V6 engine, and an F1 car has a V4.

      • BasCB (@bascb) said on 3rd January 2011, 15:47

        I am not a fan of Luca as well (although he gives us something to smirk at the last 2 years).
        Those 4 cylinder engines with turbo will come quite handy for Ferrari owners Fiat. Not to mention their brands Alfa Romeo and Lancia or the recently tied in Chrystler.
        You can already get mid size sedans with 1.2 l engines doing pretty solid power output. Soon even 4 cylinder 1,5 l engines might be for top performance cars only. Just look at that recent BMW supercar concept, it has a tiny engine but huge power.
        And even if Ferrari will never use such engines itself (although the power they give would not be the argument for not using them) it will lear a great deal from pursueing further development paths to get smaller engines with give more power with better efficiency.

        The fact Monti often rants like this shows, he should get himself some serious hobby.

        • Todfod (@todfod) said on 3rd January 2011, 18:15

          Well .. Luca was replaced as the chairman of Fiat sometime last year. Considering that he is only the chairman of Ferrari, and doesn’t really have a responsibility to look out for fiat and alfa romeo road cars, I guess he is entitled to his opinion. I wonder if these same statements were made by Whitmarsh, would people call them rants anyways.

          The recent BMW supercar concept is a hybrid, and that only way it produces a high bhp is when both the engines are working together. I would agree with the FIA if they were looking at different technologies and hybrid power, but just to make the engine smaller and fuel/power efficient, is a waste. Either do something revolutionary, or leave it the same. I do not look forward to these V4 turbos in 2013, it does not add any value to the sport or racing whatsoever.

      • Hairpin (@hairpin) said on 3rd January 2011, 18:47

        For Ferrari read Fiat, then tell me they don’t have any use for 4 cylinder turbo engines.
        I feel the reason LDM is against engine change is he knows the mess Ferrari get in with new engine changes and needs plenty of time to get there engine reliable. The V6 i suspect is a project already on there drawing board or maybe further advanced?.
        V4s sound fine, accept it, its a sign of our times and the future !!

  5. Kyle (@hammerheadgb) said on 3rd January 2011, 0:12

    Hi Keith, the links to all the news stories, and to the forum thread, are all broken – they’re all directed back here!

  6. Joe Szpara said on 3rd January 2011, 0:13

    Its my 18th birthday today!. (3rd) :P

  7. Ned Flanders (@ned-flanders) said on 3rd January 2011, 0:17

    42 years old… wow. Presumably he’s roughly the same age as Jaime Alguersuari and Sergio Perez put together.

    People seem to think of Rubens Barrichello as the oldest driver in F1 because he’s the most expeirenced, but Schumacher was going a year and a half before he him. It’s incredible to think there are still drivers on the grid who have been in F1 since the days of Senna, Mansell, Piquet and Prost

  8. Ned Flanders (@ned-flanders) said on 3rd January 2011, 0:24

    Oh, and happy birthday Alex. Hope you have an (aj)okay day AHAHAHA

  9. Argent (@argent) said on 3rd January 2011, 0:27

    For once, I actually agree with di Montezemolo. Such a radical change in the engine formula will be detrimental to the sport as a whole. Formula 1 is supposed to be the pinnacle of motorsport, and four cylinder engines are a far cry from being the exotic power plants of the V10, and the soon to be ended V8 eras. If Formula 1 wants increased road relevance (which is counter productive for racing, in my opinion) then a turbocharged V6 is the way to go.

    • adamf184 (@adamf184) said on 3rd January 2011, 8:51

      Its not just about increased road relevance. These new units produce the same power using 35-50% less fuel. Id say thats pretty impressive

      I am very surprised by the negativity towards the new spec. You all sound like old school nascar fans.

      These engines will make the v8s look like they are from the ark. Just the kers alone would be enough to power your average saloon and they will be far more road relevant (Renault, for example, is predicting that by 2015 more than 75% of the engines it produces will be small-capacity turbos) than an engine that has been mainly unchanged since the 60′s.

      The new rules also leave a lot of scope for pushing the development of direct injection which up until now manufactures have struggled keeping petrol up with diesel development in this area.

    • Adrian J (@adrian-j) said on 3rd January 2011, 12:14

      Formula 1 is supposed to be the pinnacle of motorsport, and four cylinder engines are a far cry from being the exotic power plants of the V10, and the soon to be ended V8 eras

      I fail to see what is exotic about using a stonking great big brute of an engine to produce the same amount of power as they intend to produce from a much more refined, much higher tech, much more advanced 4 cylinder engine.

      I’m looking forward to the new engine formula in 2013 and think LDM should just accept that just because Ferrari doesn’t agree, doesn’t mean it will change anything. They’re the only engine manufacturer in F1 who only build sports cars – even the ones that are being talked about as possible future entrants (VW, Honda) build a wide range of cars, many of which use small capacity turbo-charged engines.

      My only wish is that they’d gone with Superchargers as well as Turbos… ;)

      • infy (@infy) said on 3rd January 2011, 14:25

        Its not that Ferrari dont agree. Its just LDM who does not. And I agree with him. This is racing, and some how everyone has been brainwashed by those evil tree-hugging, road relevant go’er ons.

        • Adrian J (@adrian-j) said on 3rd January 2011, 16:50

          Let me ask you this:

          Was Formula 1 not really Formula 1 back in the 80′s when the cars were powered by 1.5 litre turbocharged engines?

          • DASMAN said on 4th January 2011, 13:56

            The difference being – teams had the FREEDOM to choose how they confugured their engines. Restricting F1 cars to a 4 cylinder configuration is pathetic for the pinnacle of motorsport. Allow the teams the choice betweena 4,6 or 8 cylinder. The best technology will win and everyone will soon be using it.

  10. Timo and his food Tweets crack. me. up. :-)

  11. Alex Bkk said on 3rd January 2011, 0:30

    Here’s the linky to Luca’s story.

    http://en.espnf1.com/ferrari/motorsport/story/37336.html

  12. East Londoner said on 3rd January 2011, 0:34

    Oh dear, Luca’s been let loose again. Where’s the gag. Is this probably because Ferrari do not offer turbos in their road cars?

  13. Michael said on 3rd January 2011, 0:37

    Luca’s moaning is not about Formula One, it’s about Ferrari, he doesn’t think Ferrari should go near a four-cylinder engine.

    When will he realise that Ferrari aren’t the be all and end all of Formula One?

    • Michael said on 3rd January 2011, 0:51

      Luca also forgets that we saw four cylinder engines in F1 as far back as the 50′s, AND that Ferrari themselves used inline-4 2.0 L & 2.5L engines in the 50′s and won many races with them.

      Luca’s argument that four cylinders don’t belong in F1 is futile, and as shown in this comment, an insult to their own history.

      • Argent (@argent) said on 3rd January 2011, 2:09

        1952 and 1953 (the years to which you are referring) were years when the series was run under the same rules as Formula Two.

        • Michael said on 3rd January 2011, 2:15

          I know. That is not the point, the point is that Ferrari won with 4 cylinder engines and Luca does not seem to care.

          • Argent (@argent) said on 3rd January 2011, 3:24

            No, Montezemolo thinks that four cylinders are pathetic because at the moment they have no place in a racing series that has historically been known as the pinnacle of motor sport. Formula 1 is many things, but road relevant is not one of them. The move away from larger engines is predicated solely on efforts to push Formula 1 in the same relative direction of road cars. Based on your premise of “it’s worked before,” the FIA may as well mandate that in 2013 all chassis must have bodywork that surrounds the wheels a la the W196 Monza.

          • Pinball - roadography.com (@pinball-roadographycom) said on 3rd January 2011, 5:02

            Formula 1 not road relevant? Maybe check out this article, http://tinyurl.com/2dgnxfa . Over the years a number of innovations from Formula 1 cars, and other race cars have made their way into road cars, sometimes it just takes 10 to 15 years for the technology to trickle down.

            FIA mandating the use of 4 cylinder engines in F1, seems like a good move to me. The F1 engine manufacturers will be putting effort into making better 4 cylinder engines, and this will in time make road going 4 cylinder engines better, whether it’s more power, or fuel efficiency, or lighter weight or whatever.

            At the end of the day if F1 kept using the same V8′s (with the development freeze) year after year that’s hardly innovative, or attractive to other engine manufacturers is it.

          • BasCB (@bascb) said on 3rd January 2011, 8:15

            But Argent, how can we see F1 being the pinnacle of motorsport when they use engine designs based on old technology? Is just big(ish) really the pinnacle, or something we are used to and the current supplier have in stock.
            NASCAR has big engines, but we do not look at them as the pinnacle of Motorsports, do we?

            Look at new concept cars where car producers go for 2-4 cylinders and pair that with turbo and hybrid options to make some very interesting packages go very fast very dynamic and more efficient. I think that is exiting.

  14. Bienc said on 3rd January 2011, 1:06

    All the links (at least on the mobile version of the site) are just blue text, not links. Just a heads up Keith!

  15. funkyf1 said on 3rd January 2011, 1:15

    It’s easy to bag out Di Montezemolo, but he has a point. How do you think Cosworth feel about this after investing $$$$ to return to F1? As Argent said “Formula 1 is supposed to be the pinnacle of motorsport” We don’t see presidents or politicians driving 4 cylinder cars, not even turbo ones! The exercise is about cost cutting right? V8 engines will continue to exist, therefore why not focus into further economical running and cost cutting of production?

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