Turns out not enough people are keen on a four-cylinder engine in Formula 1. So they are now thinking of a V6.
Latest reports suggest that the change will happen form 2014 season, and the most probable candidate to power the Formula 1 cars of tomorrow is a 1.6 liter turbocharged V6. I know 1.6 liter doesn’t sound much like, and it isn’t much really, but it will be just as powerful as the current V8s thanks to the special turbos.
They also have to decide on where to put the rev limiter. The current V8s do 18,000 rpm. The V6s will probably get 15,000. FIA is under pressure to make the final decision as soon as possible. It’s going to take teams a great deal of time preparing for this drastic change.