Racing Green: F1 to Get Hybrids in 2009, Sort Of

The viscounts of Formula One have spoken: There shalt be hybrid propulsion systems, beginneth in the year of our Lord two thousand and nine. Make the seven-figure checketh out to "FIA." Seriously, hybrids are probably coming to F1, though we're not sure what form they will take quite yet. Check out the crazy FIA's UN-style wording, via Speed TV's interpreters:

The governing body and the squads agreed on the FIA preparing draft regulations for the recovery and reuse of energy (hybrid systems) for introduction in '09, the manufacturers to prepare draft regulations for devices to use waste heat and exhaust gases to assist the engines in propelling the cars, and the establishment of a working group to discuss means to restrict the use of wind tunnels, simulators (test rigs), simulations and where appropriate, the numbers of personnel.

Everyone got that?

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