The 2013 Formula One racing season is already underway--and already causing controversy--but from an engineering standpoint much of the focus is already on 2014. That's because from the start of next season, new engine regulations are set to significantly improve the cars' fuel efficiency, and reduce the sport's environmental impact. While the regulations will actually raise development costs for teams, it's more about making the sport more relevant, reports The New York Times. Currently, all teams use 2.4-liter V-8 engines, naturally aspirated. This has already shrunk from 3-liters several...
Relax: Electric Cars, Hybrids Won't Ruin Auto Racing
With the F1, NASCAR and IndyCar seasons in full swing, the Le Mans 24 Hour race just around the corner and grassroots series taking place all over the globe, the warmer months are heaven for those with gasoline in their veins. So intoxicated are they by the sounds, smells and sights, many are...Antony Ingram
Formula One Boss Ecclestone: "Electric F1 Could Kill People"
F1 television rights boss Bernie Ecclestone has never been one to mince his words, and now his ire has turned towards the 2014 Formula One rules that will require pitlane travel to be entirely electric. Adding to comments made about the lack of sound produced by regular electric vehicles, Mr...Antony Ingram
Flywheel KERS Boosts Gas Mileage By 20 Percent, Volvo Says
It's interesting to see the variations among green technologies as automakers, both in production cars and motorsports, strive for greater fuel efficiency and reduced emissions. The most common means for automakers to boost gas mileage thus far have been hybrid-electric technology and turbodiesel...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
A Formula 1 Nissan Leaf Electric Car? Well, Not Quite: Rumor
A little over two months ago Nissan made the announcement that its upmarket Infiniti division would become the title automotive sponsor of the championship-leading Formula 1 team Red Bull Racing. To even the least knowledgeable motorsport fan here at GreenCarReports, the benefits of the deal for...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
EV-GP? Electric Racing Series Could Lead To EV Formula 1
The fans might take some convincing on this one... President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and former Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 team principal Jean Todt has revealed plans to introduce new electric car, go-kart and single-seater racing categories across...Antony Ingram