Ferrari designer Nicholas Tombazis insists it is “right” that engines will have a higher importance in 2014.
His Red Bull counterpart Adrian Newey said recently he was worried the start of the new V6 era could mean one engine supplier enjoys a big advantage over its rivals. But when asked by Italy’s La Stampa if he thinks F1 is currently too dominated by aerodynamic performance and development, Tombazis agreed: “In 2014, the engine will regain a major importance.
“And that’s just right,” said Ferrari’s Athens-born designer.
Mercedes’ Norbert Haug, meanwhile, said fears that the 2014 rules will spoil the current high-competitiveness on the grid are unfounded.
“I believe there will be a good competition between the teams and a balanced world championship that will not be dominated by engines,” he told Germany’s motorsport-magazin.com.