Zytek Could Join F1 As Engine Supplier As Early As '14, Works On Hybrid Systems
British automotive and motorsports company Zytek "could enter F1 as an engine supplier as early as '14," according to Alexander Maack of SPOX. The company "is working on a system that is conform with the '14 regulations." Starting next year, the FIA World Endurance Championship and F1 "will have similar engine regulations." Zytek revealed on its Twitter account that it is working on a system for the two racing series.
F1 teams "can use two energy-recovery systems in '14." One is the already used KERS system that recovers the kinetic energy of braking and stores it for later use under acceleration. The second one "will use the heat energy created by the newly introduced turbo engines." These engines "are also in complience with WEC regulations" (SPOX, 3/17).
@racecarengineer development focus is now on Hybrid Systems for 2014 Regulations (F1 & WEC) but cant say too much about that at this stage.— Zytek Motorsport (@ZytekMotorsport) March 16, 2013