Standard engine manufaturer for F1 – Max you are Mad!!!
I read today that Max Mosley president of the FIA (IFA) says that he favors a single engine supplier to formula one in the years to come. His rationale being that if VW can buy an engine and stick a badge on it cheaper than they can make it then this is the real world. Mr Mosley two things:
1) Formula One is about passion, engineering and money (yes money!!) you charge huge amounts for these teams to join your governing body, you all draw huge salaries, the drivers are well paid and the team enjoy the competition. Formula One is not the real world, it is a world that a few privileged people get to be a part of and many millions get to escape to, in their dreams, for a few hours each day of a race weekend.
I understand the need to standardise some issues and certainly would agree that some of the rule changes, that have been made, have made the competition even closer. If engine suppliers and manufacturers want to make engines they must be allowed to. Loosing Renault, Ferrari, Mercedes, Toyota and BMW would destroy the competition of F1, many millions of supporters justify their own vehicle purchases on these teams and how they fair in this pinnacle of driving sports.
2) The sport is about investment and while standardisation does help some of the teams afford the rigours of the sport in terms of financial commitment,removing the branding will turn F1 into a carting road show. You certainly would not have the same draw as the sport enjoys today. Technology is important and we are told that the vehicles we drive today enjoy the benefits that the teams have developed whilst developing an F1 car.
Please Mr Mosely this sport is about the engines, and the engine manufacturers. We want to see the competition and creating one standard engine will destroy the formula (PS you haven’t awarded the contract to Ferrari yet have you?)