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Speed to increase by at least four seconds - Sutil

Adrian Sutil has predicted the 2014 F1-spec cars will be at least four seconds a lap quicker by the end of this year.Pre-season testing commenced this week at Jerez in Spain with rookie Kevin Magnussen topping the combined times in his McLaren on a 1 minute 23.276 seconds. That was, however, a long way off the marker set by Felipe Massa and Ferrari some twelve months ago, when the Brazilian managed a 1m 17.879s in the corresponding test.Asked if the cars are too slow now and if F1 has lost the thrill it had in 2013, Sutil said the drop-off was only to be expected – given all the changes, including of course, most notably, the switch from V8 engines to turbo-charged V6s.“It [the new...
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