Executive Director of Renault Sport’s Cyril Abitbul sure that the vectors of technological development in Formula 1 and Formula E in any case should not be crossed.
At the time of entry into a new era of turbocharged powerplants in 2015, the leadership of the Big Prizes announced the capture rate on the convergence of sports technology with mass production of cars.
However, further convergence of technology ultimately may lead to the transition of Formula 1 on all-electric motors that is currently the preserve of superiority of electric vehicles FE.
While Abitbul believes that both Motorsport discipline must remain at the forefront of technological progress in order to avoid the risk of obsolescence used by engineering means.
“We are facing a very difficult task of keeping balance between the Grand Prix, Formula E and endurance racing, – said Cyril in an interview with AUTOSPORT related publication Motorsport.com. – We need to preserve the uniqueness of each race category and to provide manufacturers of commercial advantage for entry into a particular Motorsport environment.
Renault has decided to take part in the Big Prizes and the Formula E, while we clearly see the differences between these Championships.
I think the convergence of technology vectors different racing series will have a negative impact on motorsports in General, because in the end just eliminate the need of multiple categories.”
The validity of current regulations on the motors in F1 expires in 2020, and the new athletic Director Grand Prix, Ross Brawn has already expressed the initiative for the revision of the rules in the future.
At the same time, the FIA President Jean Todt has warned that a return to less environmentally efficient power plant could deter from the Formula 1 manufacturers.
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