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Liberty ready to announce 2021 engine rules

  • Published on 28 Jun 2018 12:29
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  • By: Danny Sosef

F1 looks poised to announce its new engine regulations for 2021. It is expected that the FIA and Liberty Media will simplify the rules and attract new manufacturers like Porsche by, among other things, dropping the MGU-H unit.

"It's a very complicated process with lots of meetings and the manufacturers discussing every detail," FIA race director Charlie Whiting told Auto Hebdo. "But I think we will very soon have a clear idea of what the 2021 engines will look like," he added.

The French report said the regulations might even be known before the end of June -- in the next few days.

The uncertainty about the engines and other aspects of the 2021 regulations is why drivers like Daniel Ricciardo and Lewis Hamilton are looking to sign only two year contracts. "No reasonable driver will sign for longer than the end of 2020," Mercedes' Hamilton said. "At the moment nobody even knows what the engine regulations are."

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  • more noiseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee please, then level the performance gap via weight like btcc, then cut Sunday ticket prices by 80% and we'll all be happy campers!!!!!!!

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    • Jun 28 2018 - 14:11
  • Major Tom

    Posts: 152

    Noise is a non issue for the majority of fans - because they only watch races on TV. Also lack of noise doesn't seem to be holding Formula E back.

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    • Jun 28 2018 - 15:45
    • mbmwe36

      Posts: 533

      There are a lot of things holding FE back - noise being just one of them.

      And of course the sound is a huge part of the show. Especially in TV where the sheer speed of the cars doesn't translate very well. It's not necessarily a matter of more dB, but rather the sound itself. Formula 2 last year sounded amazing compared to F1, even though F1 have made strides the last couple of years, but the engines still sounds "lazy".

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      • Jun 28 2018 - 19:06
  • Noise quality over quantity. But all in all, it seems like they are on the right path engine reg wise.

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    • Jun 28 2018 - 18:48
    • mbmwe36

      Posts: 533

      Exactly! I don't understand how it's so hard to understand for so many. The V10's sounded absolutely amazing with their high pitched scream that intensified the closer they got to the limiter. V8s and even 6 cylinder engines can have a great sound as well, but with the sweet spot being around 11.000 RPM and construction itself muffling the sound, they just sound disappointing at the moment even though they've gotten better.

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      • Jun 28 2018 - 19:11
    • Hepp

      Posts: 200

      Noise ? no ! ... a well tuned engine, when "on song", does not need amplification. Be it a 4-cylinder or 12. Like a violin compared to a fiddle, either one can make noise!

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      • Jun 28 2018 - 22:00
    • Yeah, I will repeat my parade example: if Super GT can have inline 4 TC engines sound great, why cant F1?

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      • Jun 29 2018 - 10:24
  • Assume the people who say we don't need noise haven't been to a GP when the V12's were running and don't go to any races and watch on TV only!

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    • Jun 29 2018 - 12:45

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