Lauda hails 2014 F1 turbo engine rules

Niki Lauda

Niki Lauda

Dec.29 (GMM) Triple world champion Niki Lauda has hailed Formula 1’s change of engine regulations earmarked for the 2014 season.

The sport’s governing body initially wanted the current normally-aspirated 2.4 litre V8 engines to be replaced in 2013, but ultimately ceded to pressure to agree turbo V6 rules that will make their debut a year later.

“It’s a good solution, saving fuel but also preserving performance,” Lauda told the Austrian newspaper Salzburger Nachrichten.

“Four cylinder would have been nonsense, so the six cylinder is a good compromise,” he added.

  • David Redfern

    Engine regs should be more open i.e. 1.6 litres turbocharged,that would suffice,leave the number of cylinders and configuration to the designers and manafacturers. This would lead to a number of different types being developed and eventually benefit the car industry as a whole.Also how about points for pole position and fastest lap during the race.