Pat Symonds "enthusiastic" about the use of two stroke engines in Formula 1

30-01-2020 12:31
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Pat Symonds enthusiastic about the use of two stroke engines in Formula 1

Formula 1 is being forced to look to the future due to environmental issues means that Formula 1 has to change. Chief technical officer Pat Symonds believes that two-stroke engines may be the new engines for F1 in the future.  

"We need to look at what our future power units will look like," Symonds told Motorsport Magazine“In Formula 1, this is what we are currently working on. I am very enthusiastic about the fact that it is a two-stroke engine. Much more efficient, great sound from the exhaust and many of the problems with the old two-stroke are just no longer relevant. 

"Direct injection, pressure filling and new ignition systems have ensured that new forms of two-stroke engines are very efficient and very emission-friendly." Symonds continues. "I think there is a good future for them." 

Symonds believes that the combustion engine has a long and viable future ahead of it but perhaps the type of fuel will change. 

"I think there is a very high chance that there is still an internal combustion engine, but perhaps it runs on hydrogen," he said. 

The current V6 hybrid engines are set to be used until 2024/25 and Formula 1 will have to come up with a plan for the future past that. It will be interesting to see if it goes fully electric or if it Symonds suggestion of two-stroke engines is used.  

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