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Mercedes would have walked had F1 not ditched V8 engines

Thomas Weber Mercedes has revealed it probably would have quit Formula 1 if the sport had stayed with the normally aspirated V8 engine formula beyond 2013. It was believed Renault was the major driving force behind the controversial new turbo V6 regulations, but Daimler board member Dr Thomas Weber said on Wednesday that Mercedes was also keen to see the sport drive into the future. The BBC quotes him as saying the old V8 rules had become 'hard to explain' amid the trends for 'downsizing' and fuel efficiency within the road car market. Asked if Mercedes would have pulled out had the rules not changed, he admitted: 'I think so, yeah. We had hard discussions.' Weber explained that the new...
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