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Sergio Perez driving the Toro Rosso VJM07 at Jerez
Sergio Perez driving the Toro Rosso VJM07 at Jerez
Higher top speeds expected in 2014 F1 season

Sergio Perez driving the Toro Rosso VJM07 at Jerez

The engines may be smaller and quieter, but formula one cars will actually be faster in a straight line in 2014.

That is the expectation of Force India‘s technical boss Andy Green, when contemplating the mammoth rule changes over the winter.

Not only the engine rules have changed, but the FIA has also dramatically reduced the amount of downforce.

But although downforce levels were similarly attacked in 1998 and again in 2009, Green said that the huge changes for 2013 are “crucially different”.

“The downforce loss is in the same region and is quite significant,” he told Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport.

“But this time the drag has also been dramatically reduced, where in the past the drag stayed the same while downforce was going down.”

Asked if that means top speeds will be higher in 2014, Green agreed: “Yes. I expect the cars to be about 15kph faster.”

Unofficial Thursday test times from Jerez:

1. Kevin Magnussen, McLaren, 1m 23.276s, 52 laps
2. Felipe Massa, Williams, 1m 23.700s, 47 laps
3. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 1m 23.952s, 62 laps
4. Jenson Button, McLaren, 1m 25.030s, 40 laps
5. Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, 1m 25.495s, 58 laps
6. Nico Hulkenberg, Force India, 1m 26.096s, 17 laps
7. Jean-Eric Vergne, Toro Rosso, 1m 29.915s, 30 laps
8. Adrian Sutil, Sauber, 1m 30.161s, 34 laps
9. Robin Frijns, Caterham, No time, 10 laps
10. Max Chilton, Marussia, No time, 5 laps
11. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, No time, 3 laps

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