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Strategy Group rejects F1 V8 engines for 2017

The powerful Formula 1 strategy group on Thursday rejected Ferrari's proposal to replace the current V6 engines with a twin-turbo V8 formula for 2017. However, Auto Motor und Sport reports that plans to...
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Kaltenborn: Ferrari has made a big step forward

Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn has joined those who are highly impressed with the progress made by Ferrari over the off-season winter months. Like the Maranello based works team, the Swiss...
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F1 to discuss 1,000 bhp engines in Paris meeting

Formula 1 is targeting a return to four-digit horse power with the sport's powerful strategy group set to meet over the issue, in Paris on Thursday. High on the agenda for discussion will be Bernie...
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F1 has turned up engine volume for 2015

Formula 1 appears to have turned up the volume for the 2015 season, if the first days of testing in Spain are anything to go by. Those at the opening test at Jerez this week have noticed that the...
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Mercedes deny using 2014 engines for early 2015

Mercedes has hit back at reports that they might begin the 2015 Formula 1 season with last year's spec engines for strategic reasons. It has been suggested the title-defending team, expected to still...
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Camouflaged Red Bull RB11 breaks cover at Jerez

Red Bull have launched their 2015 Formula 1 car, the RB11, in a black and white camouflage livery, which Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat will campaign this forthcoming season Skipping launch...
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Toro Rosso explain the philosophy behind the STR10

Toro Rosso technical director talks about the philosophy behind STR10, the team's chief race engineer reckons the team have a good understanding of how the car goes together, while the team manager...
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Red Bull RB11 has yet to pass FIA crash tests

Deposed champions Red Bull are reportedly pushing the boundaries with the state of readiness of it's new challenger for the new Formula 1 world championship season. Team boss Christian Horner has...
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Renault aims to halve gap to Mercedes in 2015

Renault  boss Cyril Abiteboul has admitted that his company's power unit was about 60 horse power down on dominant 2014 Formula 1 title winners Mercedes last year. "We estimate the gap between our...
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Formula 1 on course for another engine revolution

Formula 1 appears on course for another radical change of direction with regards to power units after 2016. Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene is calling for a "revolution" on the technical front, as...
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Force India defends not using 2015 car at Jerez

Force India insists that the decision not to debut its 2015 Formula 1 car at the opening Jerez test was a deliberate plan. The Silverstone based team, having unveiled its new livery this week by using a...
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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,...