Engines to be more important in new F1 turbo era

31 August, 2012

BMW F1 Turbo engineAug.31 (GMM) Ferrari designer Nicholas Tombazis insists that it is proper that F1 engines will have a higher importance starting in 2014 with the new turbo era.

His Red Bull counterpart Adrian Newey said recently he was worried the start of the new V6 era could mean one engine supplier enjoys a big advantage over its rivals.

But when asked by Italy’s La Stampa if he thinks F1 is currently too dominated by aerodynamic performance and development, Tombazis agreed: “In 2014, the engine will regain a major importance.

“And that’s just right,” said Ferrari’s Athens-born designer.

Mercedes’ Norbert Haug, meanwhile, said fears that the 2014 rules will spoil the current high-competitiveness on the grid are unfounded.

“I believe there will be a good competition between the teams and a balanced world championship that will not be dominated by engines,” he told motorsport-magazin.com.

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