F1 engine costs could triple in 2014

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Ferrari F2012 engineIn the round-up: The new engine formula for 2014 could cost teams dearly.

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Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:

F1′s plans to avoid a financial storm (Autosport, subscription required)

“Some are talking of price increases of 300 per cent, or from the current FOTA-negotiated V8 units at ??7m/annum for a year’s supply to ??20m, which would cripple all but F1′s best-funded operations.”

“Thor” Heading To Formula One (Big Lead Sports)

Chris Hemsworth (who plays James Hunt in Rush): “For those in America, they may not know the history of Formula One yet that well, but the guys who raced in the 1970?s were real daredevils, and the threat of death on the race course was very real.”

Red Bull could still lose Monaco win (Pitpass)

“Red Bull’s results are therefore safe, but only for the moment. It could be almost six months before an official protest is lodged.”

Rules… (Joe Saward)

“Some websites are reporting that Red Bull might lose the wins in Bahrain and Monaco. I think this is tosh.”

Nico Rosberg Twitter Fan Q&A (Mercedes via YouTube)

Ricciardo’s Canadian Grand Prix Preview (Toro Rosso)

Daniel Ricciardo looks ahead to the Canadian Grand Prix and talks about driving the wrong way through Eau Rouge in an F1 car.

Comment of the day

Toro Stevo on two-times Monaco Grand Prix winner Mark Webber’s record at the track:

Webber seems to be a bit of a Monaco man, and his results would be better if not for car failure in the early years. But relative to the car he?s been in, and the results at other tracks, he?s always very competitive there.

He won there in F3000, was running best of the rest in 2003 until hydraulics failure, third in 05 with Williams (his team mate passed him by being called in a lap early), qualified second there in 2006 and was on track for another podium before car failure, qualified high (for the RB3) in 2007, finished fourth in 2008 (his best position of the year), and pole and wins in 2010 and 2012. Even in 2011, he qualified pretty close to Vettel time-wise (closer than he got most races that year). That?s why I?m not reading too much into his win at Monaco, he?s always done well there.
Toro Stevo

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58 comments on F1 engine costs could triple in 2014

  1. vjanik said on 5th June 2012, 16:26

    Teams will save money on fuel though, with the more fuel efficient tree hugging V6s. So after 30 seasons they’ll get their money’s worth.

    Will engine development resume after 2014, or will the new engines be homologated and frozen again? Anyone know?

  2. Dale2012 said on 5th June 2012, 23:33

    The cost of the new engine’s will be high initially but the cost will decrease as the years go on.

    Same was true with the current V8′s, Initial development cost’s were high but as the years have gone by the cost’s have gone down.

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