The short-term future of F1 is mapped out. The pandemic linked to the Coronavirus has forced the postponement of the new technical regulation from 2021 to 2022, the year in which the power units will suffer a freeze at the development level until 2024 inclusive. From 2025 a new regulation is expected with regard to the engines, but the engine being the heart of an F1 car could be a fundamental factor on various aspects that could be taken into consideration by the Federation to maintain at the same time the Circus the maximum expression of motorsport by combining it with other mandatory issues such as sustainability.
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Nick Tombazis, number one regarding the technical aspect in F1 on behalf of the FIA, stressed that biofuels will be a frontier that could be explored to a greater extent than an electric motor: “We are convinced that fuel will remain at the center of mobility for the foreseeable future and consequently must be completely sustainable since our goal is to achieve zero emissions. – explained Tombazis interviewed by the Dutch newspaper Racing365.com – the single-seaters must have a very high efficiency. We want to have guidelines on 2025 power units in time for this summer and then extend the guidelines to the rest of the car by 2022 ″.
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Giles Simons, recently retired from the role of FIA director in charge of engines (he will still work as a consultant), added that the road to four-wheel drive could be explored: “Obviously, a four-wheel drive car is very efficient in terms of energy recovery – Simons added – cornering could achieve remarkable performance, for sure this road would involve complications at the design level, but it could be put on the table. When the rules for completely new cars are drawn up, it is right to consider every possibility ”.