The cost-saving push that F1 fans will want to hear

The cost-saving push that F1 fans will want to hear

The FIA has been sending out tender invitations regarding a number of standard parts of Formula 1 cars from 2021 in recent weeks. And while this has alarmed the teams in some instances, it may be good for the championship in the long run

Reducing costs for all Formula 1 teams through standardisation of parts is one of the key strategies currently being pursued by Liberty Media and the FIA for 2021 and beyond.

In recent weeks, a raft of 'Invitations to Tender' have been posted on the FIA website, covering various areas of the future F1 car, which indicates that a serious effort is being made to address costs. And yet the first and most significant tender, for the supply of gearbox cassettes, has already been abandoned. Teams will therefore continue to have a free choice of either making their own complete gearboxes, or buying them in from a partner.

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