Formula 1 will adopt new 'green' engines in 2013

09 Dec

Formula 1 stakeholders have reached an agreement for grand prix cars to use a new type of ‘green’ engine from 2013.

The sport will switch from the current 2.4-litre V8s to 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo engines with energy recovery systems and fuel restrictions.

The move is an attempt to mirror the trend towards fuel-efficiency in road cars and to popularise it, increasing public demand for such engines.

The new rules could be confirmed by governing body the FIA on 10 December.

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