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Why F1 should adopt open engine regulations
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Why F1 should adopt open engine regulations

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Current hybrid units are beautiful works of engineering, but greater variation would allow technology to advance naturally

Nobody can argue against the current Formula 1 power unit being a beautiful feat of engineering, but in my view it is pushed to a realm that is unhealthy.

If we had a rocket championship and we were pushing for the rocket to be electric, it would make no sense because rockets cannot, by nature, be electric. It's a similar story with F1 - it should be about having the fastest, most extreme racing cars on the planet, without needing to conform to being road relevant or environmentally friendly. We have Formula E and LMP1 in the World Endurance Championship for that purpose.

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Author Lucas di Grassi