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Why an Engine Change in 2016 Is Not the Best Option for Formula 1

From the moment the first of Formula One's new hybrid "power units" fired up at the season-opening test at Jerez, they've faced a never-ending barrage of criticism. Some said they were too quiet. Others that they were too complex, too gimmicky, too computerised or too green. The chorus of opposition has waxed and waned throughout the year, but it has been matched by a more sustained, growing chorus of approval. Though not everyone's cup of tea at the start of the year, they seem to have gained the acceptance of most. But as the 2014 season drew to a close, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner and F1 commercial rights boss Bernie Ecclestone started to publicly go against the grain. They not only publicly stated their disapproval for the ...

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