F1 » Renault, Cosworth offer cautious commitments to F1 future

With Mercedes and Ferrari in it for the long-haul, F1's other two manufacturers - Cosworth and Renault - have both hinted that they will be sticking around, too...although one of them has conditions

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July 15, 2011 7:35 PM

apart from the engine issue, it is interesting to see that todt has been pushing for more testing, but it is the teams who are resisting! but they are now reconsidering for in season testing.

Hairpin - Unregistered

July 16, 2011 12:34 AM

An interesting comment from Cosworth's Mark Gallagher :- the V6 route is the right one to take, since it restricts development opportunities far more effectively than a four-cylinder engine would have done.


July 16, 2011 12:54 AM

I'm glad to see both commit to the future of F1. There needs to be at least 3 engine makers to support a 24 car field. I'm not sure why Mark thinks a V6 is cheaper and restricts development vs a I4. Either way this is a good thing to have at least these 2 commit. Actually we know Ferrari will be there, and Merc for the most part will be there.

Bryan G - Unregistered

July 16, 2011 9:21 AM

At a time of financial depression I think the latest formula 1 engine specification is absolutely insane.The developement costs will be astronomical compared to a normally aspirated engine without KERS. I fail to see the purpose of this - we are dealing with a spectator sport not a technical excercise - if we want formula 1 to survive costs have to be cut, not increased.

kranalif - Unregistered

July 16, 2011 1:56 PM

It caught me by surprise to hear that Force India has been linked to Cosworth. I knew about the Lotus-Renault gossip though. Does anybody know where/who is saying that?

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