The quietly announced F1 change with big implications

The quietly announced F1 change with big implications

Formula 1 will have a single gearbox supplier from the 2021 season onwards and last week the FIA invited manufacturers to bid for the contract. Such a seemingly small change could have a wider impact

Last week and without any ceremony the FIA quietly slipped a new link onto the 'invitations to tender' section of its website. The confirmation of plans for a standard Formula 1 gearbox for 2021 and beyond was hugely significant, since it's the first clear signal of what direction the rules are taking.

There has been a lot of talk since Liberty Media took over a little over two years ago, and the occasional statement that summarises the overall goals.

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