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Rivals will copy Mercedes engine says Szafnauer

Force India chief Otmar Szafnauer is "sure" Mercedes' field-leading V6 engine concept will be copied by rivals Renault, Ferrari and Honda in 2015. The German marque's initial energy recovery-boosted turbo 'power unit' design has utterly dominated so far in 2014, with all four Mercedes-powered teams within the top 6 places in the constructors' world championship. But amid the so-called engine development 'freeze', manufacturers will nonetheless be able to make substantial modifications - up to 48 per cent of the entire 'power unit' layout - for next year. Asked if he thinks that means the Mercedes will simply be 'copied' by its rivals, Force India's chief operating officer...
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