STAR LET­TER

F1 Racing (UK) - - INBOX -

F1 wants to keep its en­gines green, but is this keep­ing away new man­u­fac­tur­ers? For­mula 1 is al­ways re­ward­ing to watch, but it cur­rently has room to im­prove. This opin­ion was echoed by Chris­tian Horner on the BBC dur­ing the 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, when he stated that the com­pet­i­tive edge has been lost to the en­gine-based for­mula. I un­der­stand that F1 or­gan­is­ers want to keep the green hy­brid en­gines, but this is pre­vent­ing new en­gine man­u­fac­tur­ers from join­ing the fray.

How about this for a pos­si­ble so­lu­tion: have one en­gine sup­plier at a time on a two-to-three-year con­tract, with sup­pli­ers bid­ding for the new con­tract. They’ll then pay a pre­mium join­ing rate in re­turn for huge pos­i­tive me­dia at­ten­tion and ad­ver­tis­ing rights.

The ad­van­tage for the fans? A re­turn to com­pet­i­tive F1, and the tal­ented Max Ver­stap­pen rac­ing wheel-to-wheel amid a re­vived Mclaren-fer­rarired-bull ri­valry. Any team can have a good day and be seen on the podium and driver tal­ent will shine through once more.

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