For the past several years the FIA has been struggling with the technical rules for Formula One racing, trying to cut speeds, and the enormous cost of competing in the sport. They have also been trying to find ways to make the sport relevant and incorporate technology that would actually benefit real cars. One of the ideas that has been floated is adding hybrid drive systems to F1 cars.

To that end, the FIA has hired Ricardo as a technical consultant to advise on future rules. In particular Ricardo will be focusing on ways to incorporate fuel saving and more environmentally-friendly technology into the new rules. Now that Audi and Peugeot have demonstrated beyond a doubt the performance potential of diesels, it would be cool to see F1 cars with a 2.5L V-6 diesel hybrid with some advanced lithium batteries and running on algae biodiesel.

[Source: F1-Live]

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