Early 2014 will make F1 an 'engine formula' - Newey

1,848 views

Adrian Newey says the first part of 2014 will be an engine war.

Feb.5 (GMM) Adrian Newey, the fabled designer of Red Bull's troubled RB10, expects the 2014 season to be dominated by the new powertrain rules.

At Jerez last week, the reigning world champions struggled even to run the new car due to problems mating the Renault V6 and related energy-recovery technology with Newey's famously extreme aerodynamic packaging.

"At least in the early part of the season," Newey is quoted by Italy's Autosprint, "we will be talking about an 'engine formula'.

"Reliability, power, fuel consumption -- they will be decisive factors," he added.

"The aerodynamics will only really count once these new V6s have matured.

"But it has to be said that we are relying on the 'power unit' not only on Renault -- there are many other suppliers.

"And each of them will have to adapt to the development speed of modern Formula One," said Newey.

The 55-year-old Briton is undoubtedly the most famous technical boffin in the F1 paddock, and he said preparing for 2014 was "the biggest challenge of my career".

"We had a small amount of time for such a complex car," he admitted.

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series F1
Article type Breaking news
Tags 2014, energy recovery system, engine, f1, gmm, power train rules, rb10, red bull racing, regulations, renault, v6 turbo, winner

User photos

Evan_DeCiren
F1

Evan_DeCiren

25 photos
EuroRacer
F1

EuroRacer

27 photos
darkcloud154
F1

darkcloud154

22 photos
Renato Marques
F1

Renato Marques

5 photos
devilwoman
F1

devilwoman

1 photos
stirlingf18
F1

stirlingf18

1 photos
erikjunius
F1

erikjunius

37 photos
Upload photo