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Will Formulation 1 switch to two-stroke eco-fueled hybrid engines?

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Formulation 1 after deciding to use Virgo of the Year 2024 or 170640 using the current V6 hybrid aggregates , begins the process of finding engines for the future. F1 Technical Director Pat Symonds believes that two-stroke engines could be the answer.

Although generally known for use in small appliances and lawn mowers, Symonds believes that two-stroke engines would increase efficiency and solve the problem of F1 car noise.

“We need to look at how our powertrains will look in the future,” Symonds said at an energy efficiency conference at the Motor Vehicle Industry Association.

“The F1 is currently addressing this issue and I am a proponent of two-stroke engines.”

“They are much more efficient, have great sound and the problems they once faced are largely eliminated. The opposing piston engine is returning and its efficiency is already 50 percent.

“Direct injection, compression filling and new ignition systems have made the new two-stroke engine designs very efficient and friendly devices of the environment. I think a good future awaits them. “