That link to Joe's blog is the worst thing to read if you get depressed by conspiracy theories...
If it is true then we might as well pack up and go home but I suspect the best laid plans of mice and men will come into play so just as Todt's appointment didn't work out neither will this.
Tempting as it is to get into the politics, at that level none of us have a hope in hell of following it yet alone making sense of it. Better to just stay interested in the racing, drivers and teams... you'll go mad else
"Certainly from an engineering point of view a four-cylinder turbo is not a nice engine to install, you've basically got to put a spaceframe around it, you can't make it a properly structural. A racing V6 is a much nicer engine to package. That will now be the 2014 engine."
I presume a V6 can rev higher than a straight 4 which might give a "preffered" engine note?
Wasn't the BMW straight 4 part of the Brabham chassis back in the 80's? Don't remember much of a space frame around it - maybe Gordon Murray should drop Newey a note on how to install a 4 cylinder engine into an F1 car. He could also include some notes on how NOT to install an inclined straight 4