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Richards: F1 lost technological relevance with V6 hybrid switch

Motor Sports Association chairman Dave Richards believes Formula 1 lost technological relevance when it switched to V6 hybrid engines in 2014. In a push to embrace sustainable technologies and continue to be more road-relevant in the future, F1 made the move from 2.4-litre naturally aspirated V8 engines to new V6 power units in 2014. The switch proved controversial and faced opposition despite the championship’s greener push, with then F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone particularly critical of the decision. Speaking about the technological advances in motorsport at the Autosport International show in Birmingham, Richards said: “Traditionally, we have lived off the fact that we have driven...
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