Why F1 should follow IndyCar's engine path

Why F1 should follow IndyCar's engine path

There was plenty that impressed Fernando Alonso about IndyCar, and there's a major aspect of its technical package that could solve a few problems for Formula 1

Jean Todt, you will remember, was long ago obsessively in favour of introducing hybrid power units to Formula 1, and at the time I bought into his reasoning that, for road cars, they were the future, and unless such a move were made the major manufacturers would see no R&D justification for remaining in grand prix racing.

Had we at the time still been running the sonorous and muscular three-litre V10s, I might have been less easily persuaded, but I never had much enthusiasm for the 2.4-litre V8s, all of which produced the same screaming white noise, and not a lot of horsepower.

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