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Formula 1 Approves V-6 Turbos Instead Of 4-Cyls, Moves Launch To 2014

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Formula 1's proposed 2013 rule set might be out before it starts. Teams have been grumbling about the 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder plans since they were approved, and now 1.6-liter V-6 turbo engines have taken their place.

It might seem like a small difference, but it's being offered as a sort of compromise between the current regulations and the original four-cylinder proposal.

The new V-6 plan also pushes back the start date for the smaller engines to 2014. The idea is to get all of the current teams to agree on a standard so the series doesn't lose any of its relatively few participants.

KERS hybrid systems are also part of the new proposal.

The 1.6-liter V-6 plan has already been approved by the FIA, and will soon go to a vote of the World Motor Sport Council.

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