Bring back V10's now!
This is a petition from the fans of F1 demanding the return of high-revving V10 engines from the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship season onward.
While we as fans embrace the the extreme importance of green technology, and we certainly appreciate the hybrid technology and engineering currently deployed in F1 power units, we simply do not like how the current power units have robbed F1 of its signature song and have robbed the fans (you know, the folks you want to sell your product to?) of the other-worldy scream and overall viceral experience we adore. Not even the previous generation V8 engines captivated F1 fans to the same extent as the V10 engines did.
We are not asking engine manufacturers to abandon all their outstanding hybrid technologies. We are asking the engine (power unit) manufacturers to please reinstate the 3 liter V10 layout, keep the VITAL ultra-high revving (18,000+ plus RPM) aspect, make the engines as loud as possible and, incorporate a sensible level of hybrid technologies into the overall power unit design. Sound-sucking TURBOS ARE NOT REQUIRED.
As fans, we wholeheartedly understand the importance of F1 being a testing ground for new road car technologies and, we understand and appreciate the importance of the 'win on Sunday, sell on Monday' aspect of manufacturer involvement in the sport. What we wish to convey in this petition is that we want a compromise. We ask that you give back to us a F1 that we enjoy, and a F1 that once again enchants us, enthralls us, delivers excellent racing, and sends shivers down our spines when the cars come screaming past at over 18,000 rpm.
As the fans of this much loved sport, we hereby formally ask those who control the sport of F1 to please restore the the most divine mechanical engineering song ever created: BRING BACK OUR V10's FROM THE 2021 SEASON ONWARD!
Those who support your industry
NOTICE TO ALL WHO SIGN: PLEASE SIGN USING YOUR NAME AND, IF POSSIBLE, PLEASE MAKE YOUR COUNTRY VISIBLE. THE KEY TO MAKING THIS WORK IS REAL NAMES, REAL COUNTRIES, AND OBVIOUSLY REAL LOVE FOR OUR SPORT.
TO DRIVE THIS PETITION FURTHER, PLEASE SHARE ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND ANY OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA YOU FEEL WILL REACH FELLOW F1 FANS. THE MORE SIGNATURES OF SUPPORT WE GET, THE MORE LIKELY OUR VOICES WILL BE HEARD.
LET'S GO GET 'EM!
Oh, and here's a link to remind your ears and soul of what we're fighting for:
BMW V10 Engine Sound - send chills down my spine every single time I hear it.
...And who can forget Takuma Sato's demo run at Twin Ring Motegi - UNBELIEVEABLE SCREAM!