FIA WMSC approve ten year engine freeze 

Written by David on December 07th, 2007 at 6:09 pmLast Update: December 07th, 2007 at 6:09 pm

Ferrari F1 EngineFIA’s World Motor Sport Council approved today an immediate 10 year freeze on Formula One engine development. Between 2008 and 2017, each team may only use a 2007-spec engine design that is to be “delivered no later than 31 March 2008,” a FIA statement announced.

During the Motor Sport Business Forum in Monaco this week, FIA President Max Mosley explained the decision to freeze engines in Formula One. “There is no need to develop an F1 engine any further. The engine runs at 19,000 rpm which is far faster than any comparable engine. It sounds good, it’s reliable and amazingly the six partially frozen engines of the current manufacturers are really evenly matched,” Mosley said in his keynote speech.

FIA also announced that teams may only use one wind tunnel in 2008 and beyond, and banned 24 hour use of such facilities. In addition scale models must not exceed 60% . Other restrictions will be placed on Rig Testing, Design and Manufacturing, Suspension and Brakes, Hydraulic Systems, Bodywork, Weight Distribution, Circuit Testing and the number of personnel at races.

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