For 2016 Formula 1 will have some changes in its engine regulations.

Perhaps the most appealing for fans is the separated wastegate-to-exhaust tailpipe. This eliminates the sound deadening effect of systems in previous years which had the wastegate dumping the excessive pressure to the main exhaust.

This is reported to increase exhaust note volume by 25%, it also would make the typical engine noises, popping, whistling, etc. clearer and more distinct.

Regarding power output; thing start to get more complicated, since increasing boost in the slightest way would increase fuel consumption too much.  So it’s highly unlikely that we will see a more powerful engine for the 2016 Formula 1 season.

According to the BBC, it’s reported that the current engine layout and formula will remain in effect until 2020; the upside in this case is that we are seeing a reduction in engine costs.  Reuters reported that four biggest manufacturers involved are teaming up, seeking to reduce engine costs.

What does all of this mean for the 2016 Formula 1 season? Well in addition to the seemingly too complex new tire regulations and the fact that we have a brand new season upon us, 2016 promises to be more exciting, with louder engines and midfield teams having a better chance to acquire a reliable and well performing engine.

And while some Formula 1 fans criticize the sport for having become too dull and devoid of action, we are excited to see how the new regulations will affect leading teams like Mercedes, and what will they do for the bottom part of the pack.

What do you think the 2016 Formula 1 season will be like?

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