The idea was to create a set of regulations that would make Formula 1 more road car relevant and in doing so, bring manufacturers back to the sport. At first blush, it seems the FIA's gambit may be working as Honda has announced that it will return to the sport in 2015 after abruptly leaving in 2009 with its tail between its legs and pulling the leash of Toyota, BMW and Renault with it.
Formula 1 will launch in 2014 with a new engine format using a V6 Turbo and it is hoped that this will signal a return of other manufacturers but there was a knock-on effect that some teams are experiencing and it was not intended…at least not publicly.
The elephant in the room is the expense of this...
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