“It’s not going to affect us”
With the 19-race 2013 season not yet upon us, plenty of plans are already being made for the following championship.
Asked what the biggest challenge was in designing this year’s Lotus E21, James Allison confided to Speed Week: “The fact that so many good people are working on the 2014 car.” After a few years of regulation stability, Allison said the changes coming for 2014 – notably the ‘ERS’ energy recovery systems and V6 turbo engines – represent a “tsunami” for F1.
Ross Brawn is calling for F1′s engine suppliers to be allowed to do some early testing ahead of the 2014 season.
The Mercedes team boss said it is a risk to stick to the current plan, which would involve manufacturers and teams running all-new turbo V6s for the first time mere weeks ahead of the next world championship.
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