Date: 2nd August 2013 at 4:13pm
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There has been much excitement, mainly from the ‘petrol heads’ in regards to how Formula One cars will sound next season.

2014 is such a big year for Formula One with various changes in regulations regarding engines with 1.6-litre turbo-charged V6 engines with energy recovery systems replacing the current 2.4-litre naturally aspirated V8s.

The new turbo-charged 1.6-litre V6s are boosted by better energy recovery systems. Giving Formula One a more environmentally friendly feel.

The current V8-engine’s produce 750hp and whilst the new power units will produce the same figure, more of it will come from the new Energy Recovery Systems.

In Formula One over the past couple of seasons spectators have become used to the use of kinetic energy recovery system [KERS], the current system producing 80hp and limited to just 6.7 seconds of anyone lap. With limited use it is generally used as a device to try and defend or attack for race position.

The new Energy Recovery System however will provide over double the horse power with 161hp and will be in use for 33.3 seconds per lap.

Many in Formula One believe the change in regulations will see a power shift in F1 with the manufacturers such as Ferrari and Mercedes holding an advantage over customer teams such as Red Bull and McLaren.

Whilst others are more concerned with how the sport will sound once 22 cars hit the track.

For a preview of this, Mercedes have released a video which can be viewed below:

 

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