Why F1's new engine rules are creating friction

Why F1's new engine rules are creating friction

A major decision over Formula 1's future was reached last week when agreement was reached to postpone and alter the new engine rules. Dieter Rencken examines how it unfolded - and what issues remain

Following last week's prediction that the Formula 1 Commission meeting due to be held on Wednesday at the Heathrow Hilton Hotel during which the fate of the 2013 engine regulations would be subjected to, let us say, rather lively discussion, sources confirmed in Valencia that that had indeed been the case, with legalese thrown about the room by lawyers representing the FIA on the one side and the Commercial Rights' Holder on the other.

As is now common knowledge the meeting agreed to go the turbocharged (but eco) V6 route from 2014 onwards.

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