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Illien says tweaks can make V6 turbo engines louder

Engine guru Mario Illien says it is possible tweaks to the current generation of Formula 1 V6 turbo cars can produce a louder sound. The most controversial aspect of the new 'power unit' regulations,...
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Mercedes to begin 2015 season with old power unit

Reigning world champions Mercedes looks set to begin the 2015 Formula 1 season with its all conquering 2014 power unit. It is the latest development in the so-called 'engine unfreeze' saga, after the...
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Pirelli open to seventies style wide F1 tyres

Pirelli is open to supplying bigger tyres, harking back to the seventies, to help spice up Formula 1. A report by Autosprint said it is often argued that the sport would be more exciting for spectators...
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Bottas thinks look of F1 cars will change

Williams driver Valtteri Bottas thinks the odd and at times downright ugly look of modern era Formula 1 cars is about to end. Last year, unseemly 'anteater', 'vacuum cleaner', 'walrus-tusked' and other...
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Ferrari spends €40-million on new F1 technology

Ferrari is spending a whopping €40 million as it steps up its off-track technology at Maranello, in an effort to become the dominant team in Formula 1 once again.. Having struggled in 2014 and...
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Mercedes to get 50hp boost thanks to engine unfreeze

Delaying a start-of-season Formula 1 engine freeze may be nowhere near enough for Mercedes' rivals to catch up in 2015, as the world champions will also benefit from the rules loop-hole. Although the rule...