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FIA statement – F1 agrees future power unit supply

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FIA statement - F1 agrees future power unit supply

FIA statement – F1 agrees future power unit supply

Formula 1 Commission on Tuesday rejected plans for a low-cost ‘client engine’ in 2017.

The governing body, FIA said that plans for a low-cost customer engine for 2017 had attracted four interested, reliable parties, but that the choice would not be pursued – with the situation to be re-examined following proposals from the engine makers had been presented.

The FIA’s statement in full:

The Formula One Strategy Group and the F1 Commission yesterday held separate constructive meetings at the FIA’s headquarters in Paris.

The parties involved have agreed on a course to address several key areas relating to Power Unit supply in Formula One. These areas are:

– Guarantee of the supply of Power Units to teams

– The need to lower the cost of Power Units to customer teams

– Simplification of the technical specification of the Power Units

– Improved noise

The manufacturers, in conjunction with the FIA, will present a proposal by 15 January, 2016 that will seek to provide solutions to the above concerns.

The proposal will include the establishment of a minimum number of teams that a manufacturer must supply, ensuring that all teams will have access to a Power Unit.

Measures will also be put forward to reduce the cost of the supply of hybrid Power Units for customer teams, as well as improving their noise.

All stakeholders agreed that the developments will aim for the 2017 season at the earliest, and 2018 at the latest.

The first meeting between the FIA and the Power Unit manufacturers on this topic will be held this week at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Yesterday’s meetings acknowledged the four credible Expressions of Interest made for the manufacture and supply of a less expensive alternative customer engine.

The F1 Commission agreed not to pursue this option at this stage – however, it will be reassessed after the Power Unit manufacturers have presented their proposal to the Strategy Group.

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