Reintroduce Formula 1 V8 engines. Challenge drivers, not technology
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Reintroduce Formula 1 V8 engines. Challenge drivers, not technology

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      D W

      Switzerland

"Formula 1® racing is the ultimate test of man and machine - pushing car and driver to their absolute limits in pursuit of one simple goal. Speed." (Source: Formula1.com)

With this years newly introduced rules & regulations the FIA deeply disappointed their fans and viewers. For decades Formula 1 was perceived the most challenging and powerful class in racing.

The downgrade to turbocharged V6 engines completely took away the shiver one would get by just hearing an F1 car from a 5 mile distance, and is a reason why enthusiasts now hesitate to buy tickets for the real F1 experience.

It is very noble thinking to care about the environment and e.g. introduce new limits on fuel consumption. But this is Formula 1, and not a high school competition on energy saving. In fact, the environment is preserved when millions of people watch the races at home rather than driving around in their cars at that time.

 

It feels like this years championship will be all about "who builds the most reliable car" and not "who is the best and most competitive driver". Please focus on driver skills and not so much on technology when you come up with new rules.

Thanks for destroying the 2014 season.

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FIA - Federation Internationale de l'Automobile
Reintroduce Formula 1 V8 engines. Challenge drivers, not technology

Sincerely,
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    • Carl Turner BICESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 2 months ago

      The excitement a spirit has been lost. When inferior races sound better and become more excited something is wrong.

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    • Massimo Uliana OTTIGNIES-LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE, BELGIUM
      • 3 months ago

      On veut revenir à la beauté de la F1! non au V6! Vive le V8 !!!

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    • Ian Happel ELGIN, IL
      • 4 months ago

      Formula one should not only challenge the making of the car but the driver also

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    • Brenton Barnes MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • 4 months ago

      V6 engines have destroyed formula 1. They sound like go cart engines.

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    • Damion Campbell KINGSTON, JAMAICA
      • 5 months ago

      The roar of the v8 is one of the most pleasurable sounds in auto sports and in general for me. There is no joy in watching F1 anymore without the sound of the the v8.

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