Todt open to louder, less fuel efficient engines

Monday 24th March 2014, 07:34 by TF1T Staff 

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FIA president Jean Todt says he wouldn't be against making the V6 engines louder and if necessary, reducing the fuel efficiency of the power units either.

The Frenchman however has urged for "calm", believing the racing will be more exciting as Formula 1 visits different circuits which are more open to overtaking than Melbourne's Albert Park.

"There should be calm before reaction," he told broadcaster RAI.

"Instead [of limited fuel] it was the aerodynamics of the cars and the circuit in Melbourne, for example, that has never been very good for overtaking.

"I am convinced that very soon we will see a lot of overtaking," he added. "So let's wait before making judgements."

Nonetheless, if the sport does begin to suffer as a result of the strict 100kg fuel allowance, he says that, and making the engines louder, should be looked at.

"I do not want F1 'economy runs'. The permitted amount of fuel, 100kg, was proposed by the teams. For me it is not a problem if they want it to be more than 100kg."

"The noise is obviously different now, and if there is a problem with it then if the teams agree we can look at a way to make it noisier," he said, before adding that he personally finds the new noise "fascinating".

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