“Every team is aware of the massive improvements they can make to their cars”
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107pc qualifying rule is F1′s next hurdle
As teams grapple with the technological revolution of the all-new V6 era amid severely tight testing restrictions, it emerged after the recent Bahrain test that many 2014 cars – notably the Red Bull of reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel – might struggle simply to qualify for grands prix.
Unable to find a race seat for his F1 return, Jaime Alguersuari has signed up for a season of kart racing.
Still amid the Red Bull era, the so-called ‘works’ teams are looking ahead with great eagerness to 2014.
Red Bull has mastered the current era of aerodynamics-dominated regulations, where the normally-aspirated V8 engines have been ‘frozen’ for many years. That is all about to change. From next year, the cars will be powered by all-new turbo V6s integrated with sophisticated energy recovery or ‘ERS’ systems.