The President of the FIA, Jean Todt has said that the opposition to the new engine formula to come into place from 2013 for Formula1 cars will stay as it is unless and until a good and strong reason is given to get rid of it.  The FIA had proposed last year a formula involving four cylinder turbocharged engines of 1600cc to replace the existing 2400cc naturally aspirated V8 engines.  This is the FIA’s effort to make motorsport greener than it is now.  However, opposition to this has come from Bernie Ecclestone, Luca Di Montezemolo of Ferrari and from some teams in the F1 paddock.  Most drivers also don’t seem to prefer the formula with Jenson Button actually wanting to go back to big V10 engines and Sebastian Vettel expressing preference for V12 engines.  In interesting battle is in the offing and the gloves are off and the punches are already being thrown.  The irrepressible and indefatigable Bernie Ecclestone said tongue firmly in cheek that it was he who brought Jean Todt from the rally division of Peugeot to a blue chip Formula1 team such as Ferrari, hinting that rally engine rules are  not applicable to Formula1.  This could be fun.