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Symonds: Internal combustion engine is far from dead

Carmakers and governments have called time on the internal combustion engine as they switch to electric but Formula 1 sees plenty of life in it yet as the sport races towards a zero-carbon future. Current grand prix cars use a highly efficient 1.6 litre V6 turbo hybrid power unit, a far cry from the gas-guzzling V12 and V10 monsters of old, and a new 'powerful and emotive' one is due in 2025 to run 100% on sustainable fuels. The sport hopes to set the specification by June this year. 'While many people might think the internal combustion engine is dead, I would argue it is far from dead,' chief technical officer Pat Symonds told a recent Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) conference on...
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