Teams receive new measures to limit development
The FIA works in a new era of engines for 2025
The Grand Circus will approve a series of measures this week that will limit engine development for the next two seasons and announce the freezing of designs from 2023, before introducing new power units in 2025.
Formula 1 is studying freezing the designs of teams’ power units since the 2023 season, according to the Race Fans website. This measure is part of the package that the sport has designed together with the FIA to save costs in the wake of the covid-19 and prepare teams for the arrival of a new engine regulation by 2025.
The objective of the new measures is to limit the frequency with which the power units can be improved. This will make a specification usable for more than one season. The plan is for manufacturers to introduce new engine, turbo, and MGU-H specifications once a year in 2021, 2022, and 2013. Thereafter, the specification will be frozen and will be used in subsequent seasons.
Regarding the MGU-H, the battery and the centralist, their development will be even more limited, since they will only be able to introduce a new design for each one before the end of 2021 and another new specification in the period-2022-2023. From there, they will not be able to make changes.
Teams will also need to ensure that any changes they make to their units do not alter their installation within the chassis.
All of these measures are for manufacturers to save development costs and ease the outlay in this regard, as the FIA prepares to introduce new engines to replace current hybrid V6s.
These are complementary measures to those announced last Friday, within the framework of F1’s ‘New Deal’, to save costs and make the category sustainable.
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