Formula 1's powertrain powerplay

Formula 1's powertrain powerplay

Formula 1 engines will feature huge technology changes for 2014. Dieter Rencken speaks to the wizards at Magneti Marelli to establish what sort of changes we can expect

The year 2014 brings with it arguably the most radical technical changes in the 60-year history of Formula 1. Not only will engines be downsized by a third, but the V6 units will gain eco-friendly gizmos galore, including electrically-driven turbochargers and 500bar, high-pressure fuel-injection systems.

Having previously spoken to heavy-hitters on the engine and electronics front, I've now had the lowdown on 2014 technology from F1's primary KERS and fuel injection supplier, Magneti Marelli.

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