This Eco/Green thing in F1 is going to ruin the sport on my opnion !!!. I read somewhere that it's not the cars that pollute the place but the actual shipping of stuff & flying team members. This is just stupid though:
Under the 2014 regulations the teams will have to run the cars on electric power in the pit lane using their ERS (Energy Recovery Systems), which will comprise of energy recovery from exhaust heat as well as the KERS in use today. The power capacity of KERS will increase from 60KW to 120KW, supplying a significantly bigger power boost to aid overtaking.
The 8th gear looks intresting though.