The world is looking to transform our current road vehicles towards more eco friendly models of the cars, and it seems that this includes formula one. From Mercedes to McLaren, the formula one race car companies are drawing up new rules for engine for the future, and are being governed by the International Automobile Federation to do so going forward.
Formula one is the highest class of single seater auto racing that is allowed. There are a set of rules with which the driver must comply, and it is often held on purpose built circuits where the cars drive at really high speeds. It's considered to be the fastest racing circuit in the world. Teams like Ferrari, McLaren and Renault battle it out to win the coveted prizes, and it is watched by followers across the world.
From 2013, all engines will be reduced from 2.4 litres to 1.6 and will be linked to special hybrid kinetic energy recovery systems to make sure less emissions are being released into the atmosphere.
"Formula One has had a hard look at itself and said 'We've got to be more relevant', "I think it's a fantastic time. I think it's great that Formula One is now going to be a driver and a leader in terms of environmental technology,"" said the owner of Team Lotus. It is placing the sport in a more environmentally friendly light, despite the engines costing around the one hundred and fifty million dollar price range to improve and adjust. The engines will consume on average thirty five percent less fuel, and in normal car terms this equates to a saving of nearly ninety litres per car race, per car. A normal road car has a tank size of around seventy five litres, so this is going to have a massive impact on the environment.
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