Ecclestone: The whole thing with the new F1 engines is totally absurd

Formula 1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, a long time opponent of the sport returning to turbo power, has blasted the sport’s brave new era, saying the Jerez test this week proves the radical 2014 rules have produced a total farce.

Ecclestone told Sportsmail, “The whole thing with the new engines is totally absurd. People want noise – something special, that’s what F1 is all about – and now we have quiet engines and nobody on the track.”

Ecclestone, who railed against the introduction of energy recovery-powered turbo V6 engines, said he isn’t taking the blame.

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