MX23RW : Saturday, July 24 05:01:09| >> :600:1281074:1281074:

Carmakers propose F1 engine freeze

Carmakers propose F1 engine freeze
© Reuters
F1 engine makers are proposing that development of the hybrid technology be frozen for performance and cost reasons.

F1 engine makers are proposing that development of the hybrid technology be frozen for performance and cost reasons.

According to Auto Motor und Sport, the idea is being championed by Renault, who are struggling to compete with the top three teams both in terms of performance and budget.

"With the budget cap and a fairer distribution of money, two of our demands are met," boss Cyril Abiteboul said. "But that's not enough for us.

"From 2021 onwards, engine development should also be frozen. By then, everyone will be at a similar level anyway."

Mercedes' Toto Wolff said he would not object to a freeze.

"If we find on a calibrated test bench that the power and torque of the four engines are within one per cent, a development pause makes sense," he said.

Also supportive of the proposal is Dr Helmut Marko, representing Red Bull-Honda.

"An engine freeze must come," he said. "Otherwise the costs just run away. The last tenth is always the most expensive.

"We already saw in the V8 era how much money can be saved by a development freeze. With these monsters that we have now, the savings will be even greater," Marko added.

ID:368825: cacheID:368825:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:2231:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Chase Carey pictured on August 8, 2019
Read Next:
F1 looking into alternative fuels - Carey
>

rhs 2.0
Olympic medal table header
CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
ChinaChina1001
Olympics flagOlympic Athletes from Russia0101
SwitzerlandSwitzerland0011
AfghanistanAfghanistan0000
Albania national flagAlbania0000
Great BritainGreat Britain0000
Today's Olympic highlights header

Saturday's key events


ROWING
· Two-time Olympic gold medallist and comeback queen Helen Glover teams up with Polly Swan in the heats of the women's pair (12.30am-4.30am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Two-time Rio gold medallist Max Whitlock leads Team GB's charge in the men's qualification, while Rhys McClenaghan flies the flag for Ireland (2am-2pm)

SHOOTING
· The first gold medal of the Games will be awarded in the Air Rifle women's final (from 2.45am)

CYCLING
· The men's road race should be a wide-open thriller, with Team GB among those going for gold (3am-10am)

TENNIS
· Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka are among the names in action on the opening day of tennis (from 3am)

SWIMMING
· Adam Peaty and many others get their Olympics campaigns underway on the opening day of swimming (11am-12.50pm)

FOOTBALL
· Team GB's women try to make it two wins from two against hosts Japan (11.30am)
· Netherlands and Brazil, who scored 15 goals between them on matchday one, face off (12pm)
· World champions USA look to bounce back from a shock opening defeat against New Zealand (12.30pm)

> Today's schedule in full
-(578:50) NO SAVED VALID SPORT!!!!:10:

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!