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2012 To See Turbo F1 Return?

Austrian daily newspaper the Kronen Zeitung is claiming that top F1 engine makers BMW and Renault are looking into the possibility of persuading the new F1 concorde to bring back turbo engines from 2012.

The engines would be 1.5 litre engines with a turbo boost of 1.5 bar, similar to those used in the late 1980’s.

Ferrari’s 2.4 litre V8, despite some reliability problems is the fastest engine by a long way in F1 at the moment, the top 5 times being recorded by 5 Ferrari engined cars, even Sutil in the Force India his 311km/h at Valencia.

Ferrari 1990

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3 responses

  1. Chris

    The engines would be 1.5 litre engines with a turbo boost of 1.5 bar, similar to those used in the early 1990’s.

    Turbos ended in 1988.

    March 11, 2009 at 12:54 pm

  2. orville e elza

    this smaller turbo eng. sounds great!

    February 3, 2011 at 3:02 am

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