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Positives and Negatives of Formula 1’s V6 Hybrid Power Units After 2015 Season

The 2015 Formula One season marked the second year of the highly controversial V6 turbo regulations. Since their introduction at the beginning of 2014, the hybrid engines have been the subject of much debate, with some claiming they serve no purpose in the so-called pinnacle of motorsport and others welcoming F1's arrival in the real world. Over the last two years, 38 grands prix have been completed with hybrid power alone—the majority of which have been won by two-time world champions Mercedes—and we are edging ever closer to a time when the V6 power units will be judged either as a resounding success or a failed experiment. Their only duty is to power 20-odd cars along a circuit, but the effect of the modern-day engines has be...

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