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Mercedes boss Toto Wolff join gang of critics about Liberty’s ‘road map’ for F1 future

Formula One maker Toto Wolff is incredulous about a proposed new power unit from 2021 in view of the ‘colossal’ expenses of advancement, he said on Wednesday.

Recipe One’s new US-based proprietors, Liberty Media, and overseeing International Automobile Federation (FIA) introduced their ‘guide’ for the future to the 10 groups in Paris on Tuesday.

As of now Mercedes, Ferrari, and Renault each supply three groups while Honda will be with Toro Rosso next season.

The forces that we are wanting to lure new providers after 2020 by making the V6 turbo cross breed control units more straightforward and less expensive and higher-revving, and subsequently noisier, to fulfill fans miserable about the current quieted sound.

They additionally plan to decrease the inlet between the well-off maker groups like Mercedes and those exclusive outfits who need to pay for their motors and have far littler spending plans.


  • 1.6 Litre, V6 Turbo Hybrid
  • 3000rpm higher engine running speed range to improve the sound
  • Prescriptive internal design parameters to restrict development costs and discourage extreme designs and running conditions
  • Removal of the MGUH
  • More powerful MGUK with focus on manual driver deployment in race together with option to save up energy over several laps to give a driver controlled tactical element to racing
  • Single turbo with dimensional constraints and weight limits
  • Standard energy store and control electronics
  • High Level of external prescriptive design to give ‘Plug-And-Play’ engine/chassis/transmission swap capability
  • Intention to investigate tighter fuel regulations and limits on the number of fuels used.

‘This is their vision and proposition and we haven’t acknowledged it. The imperfection of the idea is that it’s a totally new motor and new venture,’ Wolff told the BBC.

‘It depicts it in a method for this is the manner by which we’re going ahead and none of the current OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturer) was especially awed,’ included the Austrian.

The present business concurrence with groups terminates toward the finish of 2020, which implies some current producers could leave without punishment as opposed to acknowledge overwhelming formative expenses and diminished incomes.

Red Bull chief Christian Horner, when asked in Mexico at the end of the week what the feasible reaction to the introduction would be, said he expected ‘a great deal of delaying’ over the coming months.

Horner has been a major commentator of the present power units, with Mercedes predominant for as far back as four years while groups like Renault-controlled Red Bull have battled with execution and dependability.

Wolff’s remarks demonstrated there would be a lot of protection from overcome.

‘The new idea needs to handle the shortage that has been delineated – improvement expenses and clamor level – and every one of that should be connected with a worldwide perspective of F1. We haven’t seen any of that,’ he said.

Renault F1 motorsport head Cyril Abiteboul disclosed to France’s L’Equipe that the proposition was a decent beginning stage yet there was bounty more to be examined, including the case and circulation of incomes.

Ferrari administrator Sergio Marchionne said in Italy at the end of the week that he concurred with Liberty on cost lessening yet was against anything that ‘misshaped’ the game for business reasons.


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