The Volkswagen group will send a representative of its subsidiary company Audi at the upcoming meeting of the FIA to discuss future regulations for engines in Formula 1.
As reported by Spox, meeting with manufacturers will be held on Friday, March 31, in Paris. The topic on the agenda will be the concept of the engine 2021.
“The purpose of the meeting on Friday is to know the opinion of producers about the future of Motorsport,” said Mercedes Motorsport boss Toto Wolff.
However, as writes the German newspaper, speech on the arrival of Audi in F1 is not, because Volkswagen has still not recovered from the effects of diesel scandal.
“Following the concept of the engine needs to be cheaper, was the opinion of the Executive Director of McLaren Zach brown. – I have no clear opinions about the technical details such as number of cylinders. But I think now the F1 motor is very expensive.
Look at IndyCar, where the supply of engines for the season costs about 1-2 million dollars. In Formula 1 this amount many times more.
I’m not sure that the expensive engines provide a higher level of entertainment races. I believe that we must first pay attention to the commercial component and reduce costs”.
Sports Director of the Formula 1, Ross brown expressed a similar view.
“There is no doubt that the current generation of engines is interesting for engineers, but this concept is too complex and expensive,” said brown.
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