2014 V6 engine change

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    They will be significantly slower and less reliable than the current formula.

    Yes, they’ll be slower, but less reliable, in the 21st century where there was a race in spain in which all cars on the grid finished?

    As a Canadian once sang:

    Forget about your silly whim, it doesn’t fit the plan!

    If I’m right, though, then the FIA could be pressured to put even more of what some commenters (sort of) call artificial overtaking devices, which will proably only be bad for the World Championship..

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    Brand new engines that are so different to the engines used since 2006 are bound to be less reliable, especially since they are turbo charged and have much more complicated energy recovery systems. Remember how much trouble red bull have had with their kers systems, despite the continuity in those regulations. I’m not just expecting less reliability, I’m counting on it. It will be one factor of many that will make next year very interesting. I can’t wait! :D

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    Jeff Dover

    What is the FIA doing any of this for? What do they care how much fuel is used? Sounds like they’re trying to create NASCAR out of F1!

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    @jefdov They’re doing it mainly to keep the engine manufacturers interested, there’s not much call for n/a v8’s in road cars these days

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    Jeff Dover

    Thanks, George. That makes sense.

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