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Just 2 engines per driver by 2019 F1

Just 2 engines per driver by 2019 F1

Formula One’s long-life power-unit rules will get more than twice as arduous for manufacturers beyond 2019 F1 season.

A few weeks ago, after a long period of negotiations, changes to further converge performance and cut costs were finally agreed.

At the time, the FIA said cost reduction will be possible through a “progressive reduction of the number of power unit elements per driver per season”.

Currently, drivers can use five engines per season, but Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport said that by 2019, that number will drop dramatically to just two, irrespective of the size of the race calendar.

When asked if that will even be possible for Mercedes, Ferrari, Renault and Honda to achieve, FIA race director Charlie Whiting said: “I am confident they will succeed, because the manufacturers themselves are confident and agreed to these numbers.”

Early of this season Former FIA President Max Mosley, suggesting that, F1 drivers should be restricted to just two power units per season for cost control.

This of course should cut the cost of their production in half (from 4 to 2) and hence the annual price paid by customer teams.

“The current problem revolves round engine costs and supply,” Mosley said last January through the video interview discussing about the future of the sport.

“The solution would be rules allowing only two engines per car per season.

“This would simultaneously double supply and halve costs. Today’s engines would require only a modest adjustment to achieve that.

“The engine suppliers would immediately say it was impossible and would be a disaster, but in the history of F1 there has never once been a case where such predictions have proved accurate”.



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