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Todt: We would not have survived without hybridisation

Formula 1's divisive switch to hybrid engines in 2014 was necessary to safeguard the future of the sport, says FIA president Jean Todt. A change that saw F1 move from 2.4 litre, naturally aspirated V8s to 1.6 L hyrbrid-turbos, many observers felt the sport lost part of its appeal with the quieter, more complex, expensive and ecologically-friendly engines. Nevertheless, the sport is now in its seventh year with the power units, and Todt says it had little choice but to move with the times. 'Our sport is unique. It is man against man, machine against machine. But the machine has completely changed over time,' he told Auto Motor und Sport. 'And the world around it too. 'Climate change is at...
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