Mechanical Engineering

Nico Rosberg manoeuvres his Mercedes during a practice session ahead of today's Monaco Grand Prix; he is on the pole. Photo: AP

F1 engine ruling a formula for disaster, says Force India

Formula One is introducing a new 1.6-litre V-6 turbocharged unit with energy-recovery systems in 2014 to replace the existing 2.4-litre V-8. Under a now-lapsed Resource Restriction Agreement among teams, the V-8 was priced at around €9 million (HK$90.3 million) a season. The new engine will cost more than €20 million.