Formula 1 is a sport in constant development. The technological gains do to car design and engines is constantly being adjusted.
Something more constant is the teams and the suppliers of the engines.
Current, there are only four motorkonstuktører, Mercedes, Ferrari, Honda and Renault. And the figures will not change in the coming years.
It explains Formula 1's sporting director Ross Brawn, however, hope that new manufacturers will begin to plan long-term, so they can enter the sport in 2026, when again there will be changed in the regulations, and the new specifications for motorenheder comes to.
- It is not far away, that you need to think about a new engine. To start its engine design is about 18 months, if you want a ready to the time.
- in Conjunction with the FIA (The international motorunion, red.) we will now look at how the next motor unit should look like, and I think that it is the ability to get new producers involved - we will need to find a design-specification to achieve it, says Ross Brawn to Autosport.
Here he explains also that the focus of an upcoming motor unit in addition to the very obvious, that it must be an engine suitable for racing, being environmentally friendly fuels. Not some radical changes, for it is there simply is not time to develop, he points out:
- currently we feel that the need to contain the already known technologies. There are a number of radical engines just around the corner, but we do not believe that they are well established enough that we are about 18 months can put us onto them, says Brawn.
There have previously been rumors that Volkswagen under the Porsche brand would come to Formula 1, where it has been historically, for a single contest, that of the French in 1962, under his own name, as well as four seasons as a supplier to the McLaren-TAG in the 1980s.
The idea was initially shelved, after which the VW threw himself over Formula E.
Both BMW and Ford have also supplied engines to Formula 1 in the last 20 years, but none of them have so far indicated that they will again try their hand at motor sport kongeklasse.
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