Hear hear, at the end of an era

Hear hear, at the end of an era

As Formula 1 prepares to say goodbye to the V8 era in Brazil this weekend, JONATHAN NOBLE pays tribute to the engines that marked an important chapter in grand prix racing's history

As Formula 1 packed up at Austin on Sunday night and attention shifted to the final race at Interlagos just a few days away, it was hard to appreciate that this weekend marks the end of a significant chapter in the sport's history.

For when F1's engines burst back into life in the crisp winter air of Jerez next January, the screaming sound of the current-generation V8s will be just a distant memory as the sport rushes head-long into an exciting new V6 turbo era.

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