Date: 28th April 2011 at 3:42pm
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It isn’t very often that teams in Formula One agree with each other.

The competitive nature of F1 will often see drivers and teams rub each other up the wrong way, sometimes literally.

In regards to the proposal of the new engine regulations in 2013, it would seem that no-one is actually in agreement.

There has already been a very public argument between F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone and FIA president Jean Todt, while most of the teams seem to have different views on the proposal.

Teams are set to switch to 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engines in 2013.

But changing power units is seen by many as an unnecessary escalation in costs, which seems a bit daft at a time when F1 is trying to cut spending.

‘It is a complex debate, to be honest, and there is no easy answer,’ Renault team principal Eric Boullier told Autosport Magazine.

‘Renault as a car manufacturer is willing to go for the new regulations, and yes we can understand that there are a couple of reluctant teams.

‘Everybody has got their own arguments, and today every argument is valuable, so we still need to sit down and have a better understanding of the wishes of the manufacturers themselves, to make sure the right decision is made.


Boullier was recently voted as vice-chairman of the Formula One Teams’ Association and the Renault man is keen to work alongside the other teams in F1 in order to work towards what is best for the sport, rather than what is seen as best for the teams.

‘The only thing we need to make sure, which is one of the reasons I wanted to get involved more, is that we need to think about F1 interests. That is the main thing ? not personal interests.’

 

One Reply to “Every argument is valuable for F1”

  • 2013 sound a long way away but teams will start planning, with the current financial where Banking, Insurance and finance companies are under pressure change for change sake may prove more costly to the sport in the long run if teams start losing backing and need to spend more.

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