2014 F1 Preview: New engines, new rules and new sounds 8 March, 2014 Formula 1 will look and sound different when the season starts in Melbourne on March 16, with new regulations and the introduction of a turbocharged V6 engine with energy recovery systems.
The following looks at the main changes for 2014, with the sport going through its most significant technical overhaul in at least two decades. Power Unit
Put simply, what used to be called an engine has become something a lot more complicated.
The old 2.4 litre V8 engines, with kinetic energy recovery systems (KERS), that revved at up to 18,000rpm have been consigned to history and replaced by a power unit – a 1.6 litre...
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