user icon
user icon

2014 engines to have more horse power and more torque

  • Published on 01 Jul 2013 14:57
  • comments 0
  • By: Rob Veenstra
Next year's V6 engines will be more powerful than the V8s of 2013, according to Germany's Auto Motor und Sport. Previously, it was thought not only that next year's energy recovery-bolstered turbo V6s would be quieter than the normally-aspirated V8s, but also obviously slower.

Not so, at least on the latter detail, according to correspondent Michael Schmidt. Currently, the V8 KERS-boosted 2.4 litre V8s pack about 800 horse power, with about 350 newton-metres of torque. The engine makers Renault, Mercedes and Ferrari are understandably holding their cards close to their chests, but Schmidt reports that Pirelli is expecting cars with full boost next year to be propelled in qualifying by up to 900 horse power.

And torque is set to increase dramatically, to 600 newton-metres. Pirelli's Paul Hembery said: "At the moment we don't know exactly what to expect. "But the numbers we are hearing are enormous. We will have to have wider rear tyres, but how wide is something we will have to decide in consultation with the teams."

However, heavily-degrading tyres will not dominate F1 next year. Hembery said that for "the first year of the new formula, we will be conservative". The teams got a first taste of the experimental hard compound on Friday, and Felipe Massa blamed the cold tyres for his crash on a wet track. But the degradation was very low, Hembery said. "Red Bull would have loved these tyres," the Briton smiled. "Unfortunately they didn't try them." (GMM)

Order the latest Formula 1 merchandise here!

Replies (0)

Login to reply

GB F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

Local time 

  • Friday weather-image

    Saturday weather-image

    Sunday weather-image

  • Free practice 1

    11:00 - 12:30

    Free practice 3

    11:00 - 12:00

    Race

    14:10 - 16:10

  • Free practice 2

    15:00 - 16:30

    Qualifying

    14:00 - 15:00

    Fastest lap

     

GB F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

Local time 

  • Fridayweather-image

  • Free practice 1

    11:00 - 12:30

    Free practice 2

    15:00 - 16:30

  • Saturdayweather-image

  • Free practice 3

    11:00 - 12:00

    Qualifying

    14:00 - 15:00

  • Sunday weather-image

  • Race

    14:10 - 16:10

    Fastest lap

    14:10 - 16:10

Related news

Test calendar

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

World Championship standings 2020

Show full world champion standings

Driver profile

  • Team -
  • Points -
  • Podiums -
  • Grand Prix -
  • Country Brazil
  • Date of b. Apr 21 1981 (39)
  • Place of b. Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Weight 59 kg
  • Length 1.66 m
Show full profile

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Spain
-
Spain
3 - Jul 5
Austria
10 - Jul 12
Austria
17 - Jul 19
Hungary
31 - Aug 2
United Kingdom
7 - Aug 9
United Kingdom
14 - Aug 16
Spain
28 - Aug 30
Belgium
4 - Sep 6
Italy
11 - Sep 13
Italy
25 - Sep 27
Russian
9 - Oct 11
Germany
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
3 - Jul 5
Austria Red Bull Ring
10 - Jul 12
Austria Red Bull Ring
17 - Jul 19
Hungary Hungaroring
31 - Aug 2
United Kingdom Silverstone
7 - Aug 9
United Kingdom Silverstone
14 - Aug 16
28 - Aug 30
4 - Sep 6
Italy Monza
11 - Sep 13
Italy Mugello
25 - Sep 27
Russian Sochi Autodrom
9 - Oct 11
Germany Nurburgring
See full schedule
show sidebar