Button Would Like V10s to Return to F1
The series' chief executive Bernie Ecclestone was the first important figure to voice his disagreement with the FIA over the introduction of 4-clinder turbocharged engines in F1 in 2013 - saying that the sound of F1 will be affected - and his comments were later echoed by two world champions of the sport.
After last week Sebastian Vettel told the media that he would like to get rid of the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) and drive a car powered by a “brutal” V12 engine, now 2009 champion Jenson Button confirms nostalgic feelings over the former V10 powerplants that used to rule the air a few years back.
“Most of us drivers would like the V10 engines back,” said Button, revealing that his view is shared by many drivers in the GPDA, according to Spanish newspaper El Pais. “It was just so incredible to hear that roar of 20,000 rpm. In 2004 or 2005, the noise was really impressive. That's in the past, although the V8 also sounds good.”
However, the British driver admitted that everybody in F1 should accept the new policy imposed by the FIA. “F1 is becoming greener and that's the way to go so we can keep going for many years,” he added.