Bernie Ecclestone not happy with the new engine agreement




Bernie Ecclestone, the boss of Formula One sport said that the sport’s turbo hybrid power units are not necessary and too complicated for his liking. The 85-year old commercial supremo wants independent manufacturers to enter the sport as well.

Bernie Ecclestone not happy with the new engine agreement

Bernie Ecclestone not happy with the new engine agreement

After multiple rounds of talks and discussions, the four engine manufacturers and the teams had come up with an engine alternative towards making Formula One cars cheaper, faster and more exciting for the fans. While Bernie Ecclestone is not happy with the current technology, all the manufacturers are backing it because it helps them drive fuel efficiency in the road cars.

Another issue Bernie raised is about having independent manufacturers of engines as it keeps teams politics at bay. He said, “If we have a meeting of the F1 commission and these two guys (Ferrari and Mercedes) decide on something, which they do together, they have enough votes to stop anything going through, so they are controlling Formula One”.

Both Ferrari and Mercedes are currently not in a mood to chance the engine specifications as they are the most competitive on the grid currently. Another reason is that the teams have already spend billions in developing the current turbo engines and are using it for research purposes to improve their road cars as well. It does not make economic sense for them to develop completely new engines for Formula One racing.

Bernie understands the position teams are in and said, “Frankly, if I was either of them, I would be in the same position”. He is again planning to host rounds of meetings with the teams and the issue is expected to be resolved by 25th February, despite some officials being doubtful about it.

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