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In 2014, Formula 1 will trade in 2.4-litre V8 engines for a brand-new technology. For the first time in what will be eight years, the sport will change its powerplants as 1.6-litre, turbocharged V6 units are brought in. Furthermore, Craig Pollock – CEO of new engine company PURE – is convinced that the sound will be as outstanding as ever.
With Bernie Ecclestone on the verge of floating F1 on the Singapore stock exchange, the Englishman is keen to ensure that the future of the sport is strong. Noise is just one of the elements. In the opinion of Pollock, who watched parts of last weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours, Ecclestone should have nothing to worry about.
“If you listened to the powertrains of the Hybrid cars at Le Mans, I thought the sound was fantastic,” Pollock told GPUpdate.net. “They sounded like rocket ships. I think the Formula 1 engines are going to be even more spectacular. I think it will be a spectacular sound; it will be different, yes, but that’s life and life goes on. Life has to change and you have to progress.
“I agree with Bernie 100 percent that a race car has got to sound like a race car, but a race car of the future is not going to sound like the V8s of the past. Exactly how they’re going to sound, nobody’s knows today, but I personally and strongly believe that it will be totally different and it will be spectacular. They’ll sound like rocket ships.”
PURE is looking to supply engines to at least three teams in 2014; at present, with the exceptions of Ferrari and Mercedes, all current outfits remain possible candidates.
The full interview with Craig Pollock will be available later this week
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