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FIA agreed in-season development & year-old spec engine for 2016

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FIA agreed in-season development & year-old spec engine for 2016

FIA agreed in-season development & year-old spec engine for 2016

Today, the Geneva meetings have brought new energy to the 2016 Formula 1, F1 engine makers and the governing body FIA have agreed to permit in-season engine development for 2016 F1.

This means the teams will have 32 tokens, the “upper/lower crankcase, valve drive, part of the crankshaft, air-valve system and ancillaries drive” according to the media report.

In-season engine development will provide the great opportunity for Renault and Honda to catch up with Ferrari and Mercedes.

The meeting also approved that manufacturer can field more than one spec of engine next season, give way for year-old spec units to be used, as was the case with Manor this season.

Following a meeting in Geneva involving the heads of Mercedes, Ferrari, Renault and Honda, along with senior representatives from the FIA – including President Jean Todt – unanimously agreed not to tighten the regulations.

The possible for use of older-spec engines may open a door for both Red Bull and Toro Rosso to stay in Formula 1.

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