F1 – FIA approves new engine regulations for 2026

The information has been formalized within the paddock. The FIA ​​World Motor Sport Council on Tuesday approved new Formula 1 engine regulations expected in 2026, paving the way for new engine manufacturers like Porsche to enter. Concretely, from 2026, F1 engines, hybrid since 2014, will use 100% sustainable fuels and will see an increase in the deployment of electric power of up to 50% compared to current levels, explained the FIA ​​in a press release. communicated.

In order to “keep the show“, the engines will have similar performance to current models”using high-powered, high-revving V6 internal combustion engines“but with reduced fuel flow.”Introducing advanced powertrain technology and sustainable synthetic fuels is part of our goal to deliver benefits to road users and achieve our goal of zero carbon by 2030“, reacted the president of the FIA ​​Mohammed ben Sulayem, quoted in the press release. The cost of development of these new engines will also be capped from 2023.

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According to the Federation, the new regulations “aims to make arrival possible and to attract” new engine manufacturers. Among them, the German manufacturer Porsche could sign its return as an engine supplier in the premier category of motorsport in partnership with the Red Bull team. The announcement, now widely expected in the paddock, is however slow to arrive since According to the specialized press, the Volkswagen group – of which Porsche is a part – was waiting for the rules to be finalized and voted on before making its return to F1 after more than 30 years of absence.

In addition, updates to the technical regulations for the 2022 and 2023 seasons were also approved on Tuesday, in order to solve the problem of porpoising, an aerodynamic phenomenon which causes enormous vibrations in Formula 1 single-seaters, and guarantee rules more stringent safety rules concerning the roll bar aimed at protecting the pilots in their single-seater.

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