Formula One’s governing body, the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), has committed the sport to “improving sustainability.” As such, starting with the 2013 season all F1 cars’ engines will have to meet new, dare I say greener criteria. Namely, engines will shrink in size from 2.4 liters to 1.6 liters and will go down from 18,000 rpm to 12,000 rpm. All this works out to a 35 percent reduction in fuel consumption.
And in non-tech F1 news, it looks like team orders are coming back in a big, big way next year. Too little, too late for Ferrari.
At this point I’d mention the new Lotus team, seen here, but then no one would have any idea of what I’m talking about. I hardly understand the situation, and I’ve read article after article on the subject.