Sunday, 19 April 2015

Wolff adamant that Formula One will stick with V6 power units from 2017

(Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team)

Mercedes Motorsport Director Toto Wolff has confirmed that Formula One will stick with the 1.6 litre V6 turbo charged power units when the sport undergoes its next major regulation revamp in 2017.

Wolff stated that all of the manufacturer’s Mercedes, Ferrari, Renault and Honda are all on agreement that moving forward Formula One needs to remain with the current regulations regarding power units with the 1.6 litre V6 turbo charged hybrid power units. Wolff said that increasing horsepower and the noise of the power units would straight forward but that the sport needs to be wary of the costs involved.

Formula One Supremo Bernie Ecclestone wants the teams to revert back to the V8 power units as he has never been a fan of the V6 power units.

Wolff confirmed that the team’s met with Ecclestone and Formula One race director Charlie Whiting in Bahrain on Friday and they have come up with exciting ways to spice up the spectacle of Formula One from 2017.

© Ben Johnston 2015

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