Formula 1’s leaders have agreed to delay the introduction of the new engine regulations until 2014, while also confirming that the new engine rules would feature F1 will run V6 engines from 2014 1.6-litre V6 engines instead of the four-cylinder units originally agreed to.

After months of speculation and complaints about the introduction of the new engine rules – imposed to create a more environmentally-friendly image for the sport, as well as to introduce more road-relevant technology that could attract other manufacturers to the sport – F1’s engine manufacturers tabled a proposal to the Formula 1 Commission to amend the future engine regulations.

It was the four-cylinder issue that had divided many engine-makers, and eventually it was agreed for a six-cylinder compromise, while still designing a ‘hybrid’ system that the FIA was insistent on implementing.

After the proposal achieved the required agreement from the F1 Commission – a body made up of teams and other representatives of the sport – it will now be settled at a vote of the World Motor Sport Council, which is expected to be rubber-stamped by the end of the week.

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