Weak F1 engine deal neglects the future

Weak F1 engine deal neglects the future

Formula 1's much-vaunted engine agreement is soft and unenforceable, and the championship is already squandering chances to entice more manufacturers for the next decade, says DIETER RENCKEN

Formula 1 excels at patting itself on the back for its past, and is superb at criticising its present. But, when it comes to framing its future, it invariably fails.

The engine 'agreement' struck during the last three weeks provides ample proof of this myopic syndrome, for so proud are the FIA and power unit suppliers of what they consider a job well done that scant regard has been paid to future engine regulations.

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