Why F1 has two weeks to decide its future

Why F1 has two weeks to decide its future

Formula 1's long-running saga to decide its post-V6 turbo-hybrid era is due to come to an end, but much is to be decided before the final deadline

Two crucial summits spread over the next fortnight are expected to shape Formula 1's commercial, sporting and technical landscape, with commercial rights holder Liberty Media (operating within the paddock as Formula One Management) having beavered away behind the scenes for the past nine months to frame a series of schedules that will take F1 beyond end-2020, when current covenants expire.

At the first meeting, scheduled for October 31, FOM and the FIA will present their combined technical vision for the future, with main discussion points focusing primarily on post-2020 power unit regulations with amendments to chassis regulations being the logical next step. Also up for discussion are cost-control measures.

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