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Marko surprised by F1 'two stroke' engine idea

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Dr Helmut Marko is not writing off the chances that Formula 1 will be powered by two-stroke engines from 2025.
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Dr Helmut Marko is not writing off the chances that Formula 1 will be powered by two-stroke engines from 2025.

In 2014, the sport's new V6 'power unit' era began, but the cost, complexity, sound and Mercedes' dominance have all been controversial.

So Pat Symonds, an experienced engineer who is now Liberty Media's F1 technical boss, told a Motorsport Industry Association conference that the future could be two-stroke.

He said those engines would be "much more efficient", produce a "great sound from the exhaust, and a lot of the problems with the old two strokes are just not relevant anymore".

Symonds also said the engines could run on 'green' synthetic fuel comprising hydrogen and captured carbon.

"I certainly think the internal combustion engine has a future that's longer than a lot of politicians realise because politicians are hanging everything on electric vehicles," he said.

But it seems that Symonds' vision has caught Formula 1 as a whole by surprise.

"At the moment it sounds like a carnival speech," said Red Bull's plain-talking Dr Helmut Marko, when asked about Symonds' comments.

"But I will seriously ask my engineers about it," he told Auto Bild.

"We should know how much horsepower you can get out of them, how efficient are they really, and can they really work with alternative fuels," he added.

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Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool26251061154676
2Manchester CityMan City25163665293651
3Leicester CityLeicester26155654262850
4Chelsea2512584334941
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs2611784334940
6Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2610972824439
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2681263532336
8Everton26106103438-436
9Manchester UnitedMan Utd259883629735
10Arsenal2671363634234
11Burnley26104123039-934
12Southampton2694133248-1631
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2687112440-1631
14Crystal Palace2679102332-930
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2669113138-727
16Bournemouth2675142640-1426
17Aston Villa2674153450-1625
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham2566133043-1324
19Watford2659122440-1624
20Norwich CityNorwich2646162448-2418
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