F1 Commission Agrees V6 Engine Rules For 2014

By: GMM

Formula One has taken another step towards overturning the scheduled 2013 engine rules.

We reported on Sunday that Bernie Ecclestone summoned a meeting of the F1 Commission to take place at Heathrow airport on Wednesday.

Cosworth Formula One engines
Cosworth Formula One engines

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On the agenda was the formal scuttling of Jean Todt's four-cylinder regulations, because F1 chief executive Ecclestone as well as engine makers Ferrari, Mercedes and Cosworth were opposed.

Ecclestone is arguing that Todt improperly introduced the four-cylinder rules without first going to the F1 Commission, and the whisper on Wednesday is that the body has now "unanimously" rubber-stamped an alternative.

Telegraph correspondent Tom Cary revealed on Wednesday that F1 will stick with its current V8 engines through 2013 and then switch in 2014 to a new turbo 1.6 litre V6 formula.

"Unconfirmed as yet," he clarified.

The Times' Kevin Eason agreed: "A whiff of compromise. Fascinating engine configuration though."

Cary said the new rules will be voted on via fax by the World Motor Sport Council on Monday.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jean Todt , Bernie Ecclestone
Teams Ferrari , Mercedes
Tags cary, ecclestone, f1 commision, todt