What’s new for the 2014 Formula One season? IndustryTap breaks down what you can expect to see on the track this year:
Turbo-charged 1.6 litre V6 engines make their debut.
The new engines will be much quieter than the V8’s used in the past and more important to car performance than ever. Forget aerodynamics this year, it’s all about the engine!
New Fuel Rules
Kinetic Energy Recovery System (ERS-K) will be used along with Energy Recovery System Heat (ERS-H) to save energy by capturing excess energy from the turbo-charger.
The green technology means less fuel per race (approximately 30 gallons) and allows for an additional 161bhp for 33 seconds per lap versus the old 80bph for six seconds.
The car noses had to be lowered to the ground due to safety concerns.
The new noses don’t look great but safety first!
Double the points go to the winner of the last race of the season.
This decision keeps hope alive for the drivers and interest from the fans as everything could come down to the final race in Abu Dhabi.
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