FIA to confirm new rules for 2011, 2013 UPDATE The International Automobile Federation (FIA) said in a statement after a meeting of its World Motor Sport Council in Monaco that the new specification engine would underline a “commitment to improving sustainability and addressing the needs of the automotive industry.
“Following dialogue with the engine manufacturers and experts in this field, the power units will be four cylinders, 1.6 liter with high pressure gasoline injection up to 500 bar with a maximum of 12,000 rpm.”
The FIA said the new engines would deliver a 35 percent reduction in fuel consumption as well as featuring extensive energy management and energy recovery systems. Current engines are rev-limited to 18,000 rpm.
At the same time, they would maintain current levels of performance.
Each driver will be allowed five engines in 2013, but that allocation will be reduced to four from 2014. This year, with 19 races, they were allowed a maximum of eight with a penalty of 10 places on the starting grid for any additional units. 12/10/10 (GMM) F1's governing body on Friday will confirm key rule changes for 2011 and beyond.
For next season, following a meeting of the F1 Commission, the FIA's World Motor Sport Council is rubber-stamping the introduction of adjustable rear wings for overtaking and the return of energy-recovery KERS systems.
The rear wings will be 'switched on' when a car is within 1 second of his adversary and then triggered by the driver.
Also being agreed upon on Friday is the radical new 1.6 liter, four-cylinder engine formula for 2013, featuring fuel restrictions and the doubling of KERS power.