Ferrari Chairman Calls 4-Cylinder Formula 1 Engines "Pathetic"

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo expressed disgust regarding Formula 1’s new engine regulations, slated to come into effect in 2013.

According to a report by British network Sky Sports, the sartorially impeccable Ferrari boss said that the new turbo 4-cylinder engines are “a bit pathetic” for “the top class of racing”. “

Why couldn’t we have a V6 turbo?” asked di Montezemolo. “We should not confuse affordable with cheap. If there is the slightest possibility to delay the four cylinder, I will look for it. We see a chance. We need unity.”

Speaking to German magazine Auto Motor und Sport, di Montezemolo re-affirmed that Ferrari will never offer a 4-cylinder engine in its road cars.

[Source: Sky Sports]

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  • Montague Gammon III Montague Gammon III on Jan 04, 2011

    But didn't they offer 4 cyl engines decades ago? And if I remember, those powered some successful racing cars, since there was less internal friction than in the 12 cyl engines?

  • Derek Kreindler Derek Kreindler on Jan 04, 2011

    Yes! They made well over 1000 horsepower, and were some of the most powerful Formula 1 engines of all time.