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Porsche and Audi present at F1 meeting on 2025 engines

28 June at 11:39
Last update 28 June at 13:33
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From 2025 onwards Formula 1 wants to use engines that are less complex and require less development costs in order to attract new manufacturers. In Austria an important meeting will take place to discuss this, where potential competitors Porsche and Audi will be present.

Future power source Formula 1

Formula 1's plan is to replace the current 1.6L V6 hybrid powerplant. The basic powerplant will remain a V6 running on eco-fuel, but will likely use a larger battery for more energy recovery. Formula One also wants to use standard parts to keep costs down.

Porsche and Audi present at meeting

This Saturday July 3, the top people from various manufacturers will meet in Austria. Ola Källenius (Daimler), Luca de Meo (Renault), John Elkann (Ferrari), Dietrich Mateschitz (Red Bull), Stefano Domenicali (Formula 1), Ross Brawn (Formula 1) and Jean Todt (FIA) will all be present at the meeting.

More important news is that Oliver Blume (Porsche) and Markus Duesmann (Audi) will also join the team, according to Motorsportweek.com. Both brands are part of the Volkswagen Group. The parent company was already involved in discussions about a possible participation in Formula 1, and with the new regulations Formula 1 hopes to convince the VW Group. This could also be important for Red Bull as the team will use the Honda engine until 2025, but doesn't have an engine for the period after that as of yet.