V8’s Could Make A Return In 2016 Says Ecclestone
Formula One
F1 supremo, ringmaster and shrewd operator, Bernie Ecclestone, has pledged to force through changes to bring back V8 powerplants. The introduction of V6 Turbo-hybrids in 2014 has failed to match the noise and spectacle of the V8 era. Fans have been left unimpressed, says Ecclestone. However it may well be quite complicated to do so even for Mr Ecclestone. More decision making powers have been handed to the top F1 teams who could veto any such intervention. Mercedes have been the runaway leaders in the V6 turbo-hybrid era while Renault and Ferrari have struggled. Mercedes would surely try to stop any such amendments to the sports current terms and conditions.. But Ecclestone is adamant, in a recent interview he said, “I don’t think we should get consent from the teams. I think we should just do it and say to them, ‘If you don’t like it you can go to arbitration’,”  Ecclestone believes the introduction of V6 turbo-hybrids was a good idea to begin with but laments that engine configuration became too complicated when engineers from each team became involved in initial negotiation stages. Ecclestone now describes the V6 turbo-hybrid engine design as a“product is not fit for the purpose.”  Bernie-Ecclestone-This-Way-That-Way
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