Ferrari to fire up turbo V6 engine in 2012

The turbocharger fitted to the Ferrari 126CK

Turbocharger fitted to the Ferrari 126CK in 1981

Dec.28 (GMM) Ferrari‘s Formula 1 turbo V6 engine for 2014 will be up and running “by the summer” of next year, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

F1’s current ‘frozen’ engine formula, the regulations for normally-aspirated 2.4 litre V8 power plants, will remain in place next year and also in 2013.

But the engine manufacturers are already working on the new 1.6 litre rules, amid reports Mercedes and Renault are also planning to fire up prototype versions mid next year.

Ferrari, meanwhile, continues to push hard to shift the emphasis of the F1 regulations from aerodynamics.

“We do not build airplanes or missiles,” argued Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo recently.

“A manufacturer like Ferrari needs to race with references to the technology of its production cars.

“The sport must be a laboratory for the technology rather than just a marketing tool for sponsors who have a team,” he is quoted by Die Welt newspaper, in a clear reference to world champions Red Bull.

  • AlsoRan

    Hey, Luca,
    I am sure that Red Bull will be pleased to consistently give you last year’s technology
    to devote to your production cars.

  • Atul

    Resistance to aero as usual………….still stuck with past. It’s so pity to see him say this again and again……..He needs to do an MBA now!!

  • asahjaya

    “A manufacturer like Ferrari needs to race with references to the technology of its production cars.”

    Then its not a pinnacle any more. All F1 cars will be like a Ferrari sports.