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Written by @Damien_Marquez   
Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:05

There is a major rule change in Formula 1 for 2014. Gone are the screaming 2.4-litre V8 power trains and in are the quieter 1.6-litre V6 turbo hybrid power units.

Whilst this is probably the single biggest change in the sport since 1989, one of the most noticeable differences from last year's cars is the nose section which has been lowered in two places.

The tip has now a maximum height of 18.5 cm compared to 55 cm last year and the section where the nosecone joins the rest of the car has been lowered by 10 cm, from 62.5 to 52.5 cm. There are other aero changes, most notably at the back of the car where only one exhaust pipe is allowed and there are no more blown diffusers. However, it is the strikingly different look at the front of the cars that has generated the most comments over the internet.

The most different aspect to spectators attending race weekends this year will be the lower noise levels. The previous engines revved up to 18,000 rpm whereas the new generation of power units will only manage a maximum of 15,000 rpm. Earplugs could be a thing of the past. A spectator at the Jerez test posted the the video below on YouTube. Have a listen at the Ferrari.

If you thought this sounds like a Le Mans prototype car, you're probably not too far from truth. Except that the World Endurance Championship features a variety of power trains. The Toyota is propelled by a V8 petrol hybrid unit, the Audi a V6 diesel hybrid and Porsche are rumoured to run a 4 cylinder petrol hybrid engine.

Written by @Damien_Marquez   
Sunday, 17 March 2013 01:22

The Sunday schedule of the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix will include the remaining Q2 and Q3 sessions of qualifying from 11.00am to 11.33am, ahead of the race at 5pm.

View of Turn 9, general admission and Clark Grandstand from Turn 10 general admission.
Image: Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

There are still some tickets available for what will be known as 'Super Sunday', which can be either purchased either at Gates 2, 3, 5, 8, 9 and 10 or online so that you can print it at home and avoid queuing in the morning.

Written by @Damien_Marquez   
Sunday, 23 September 2012 15:03

On Saturday, I had the pleasure of being invited by Total (thank you Pierre-Marie) to watch Free Practice 3 from the guest box in the Caterham F1 Team pit garage in Singapore. Even as a seasoned Formula 1 follower, it was a bit of an eye opener.

Image: FRANÇOIS FLAMAND / DPPI for Renault Sport F1

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