FIA opens tender process for standard engine 

Written by David on October 17th, 2008 at 11:57 amLast Update: December 05th, 2008 at 10:43 am

Formula One engineWith a not so unexpected announcement, Formula One’s governing body, the FIA, has opened the tender process for a standard engine in F1 starting from 2010 season. The FIA issued a statement at the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai. “The FIA will today open the tender process for the appointment of a third party supplier of engines and transmission systems to be used by competitors in the 2010, 2011 and 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship,” read the FIA statement.

FIA President Max Mosley along with FOM Chief Bernie Ecclestone had already suggested the need to introduce the standard engine in order to cut F1 costs but everything seemed yet to be discussed, at least until next week’s planned meeting between Mosley and the FOTA (Formula One Teams Association).

The revolutionary change, however, will not prevent the teams to build their own engines. The third party supplier will only provide the specifications of the standard engine and the teams will build their own in accordance to those.

UPDATE: Cosworth wins FIA standard engine tender

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