The year 2014 brings with it arguably the most radical technical changes in the 60-year history of Formula 1. Not only will engines be downsized by a third, but the V6 units will gain eco-friendly gizmos galore, including electrically-driven turbochargers and 500bar, high-pressure fuel-injection systems.
Having previously spoken to heavy-hitters on the engine and electronics front, I've now had the lowdown on 2014 technology from F1's primary KERS and fuel injection supplier, Magneti Marelli.
Kinetic energy recovery systems, known as KERS, were introduced to F1 in 2009 to much fanfare, but almost immediately disappointed early adopters such as Ferrari, McLaren and BMW Sauber - while Toyota, the world's largest producer of automotive hybrid drive systems and at that point still in the sport - rejected the device outright after a single pre-season test due to it being technically inferior to its systems available off the showroom floor.
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