Formula One News » F1 2013 β Prost: 2014 engines to suffer from reliability issues Posted on 01/10/2013
Alain Prost believes βfor sureβ that we will see issues with engines during the early stages of the 2014 Formula One season when F1 switches to 1.6 litre turbocharged engines.
Speaking to Autosport, Prost said βI can tell you, for sure we are going to have some reliability problems, in the beginning especially, we will see if it is only in private testing in the winter, but nobody knows at the moment.β
βIn a way it’s good because we are at the beginning with this technology, like we had with the turbos [in the 1970s and 80s]. We all need to accept that sometimes it is going to be a problem.β
βReliability is always an issue. It’s an issue because you have the engine and the turbo, but there are electrical parts, wires, different systems. Even if everything is OK, you then have the integration with the car and different aspects like temperature and vibration.β
βWe all need to accept that sometimes it is going to be a problem, the public will understand it is a new technology and it is not reliable, but slowly they will see that you get the performance, the reliability, the fuel consumption.β