‘Engine rules of 2026 possibly brought forward'

27-10-2020 18:21 | Updated: 27-10-2020 22:23
by GPblog.com
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‘Engine rules of 2026 possibly brought forward'

At the meeting of the Formula 1 Committee on Monday, Red Bull's proposal to freeze engines from 2022 was also discussed. It was already known that Ferrari is against the plan, but there are other options as well.

Mercedes supports plans

Mercedes supports Red Bull's plans to stop engine development from 2022 onwards. Ferrari is opposed to it, as are Renault, says The Race.

It is important for Red Bull to have clarity about the future of the team's engine before the end of the year. Red Bull prefers to take over the Honda engine without having to invest in the development of the engine, thus reducing part of the financial and technological burden and avoiding becoming a customer of an engine manufacturer again.

Bringing forward engine rules 2026

Another option which has been discussed is to bring forward the new engine rules which will apply from 2026. This will also allow new manufacturers to join. Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul’s idea of a think-tank of experts to discuss the direction F1 takes for its next engine appears to have been taken on as a potential objective.

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