Last year all F1 teams signed an agreement on the new engine formula for F1 from the year 2013 onwards. This agreement mentioned a 1.6 litre turbocharged four cylinder engine. However, since the beginning of this year, murmurs of dissent have started emerging. The biggest came from Bernie Ecclestone who is concerned about the lack of noise from the new engines and the negative impact that it will have on TV viewership. He has expressed fears that TV networks may shy away from F1. Adding weight to this was old crony Luca Di Montezemolo of Ferrari who said it made no sense to participate in F1 for Ferrari with a such an engine formula since Ferrari will never make four cylindered cars. Now Eric Boullier of Renault who is the Vice-Chairman of the Formula One Teams Association has said that the existing V8’s could continue for some more time and that he was hopeful that teams will find a solution to this imbroglio soon.