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F1 warned against "dumbing down" engines

Force India's COO Otmar Szafnauer has questioned the push by the FIA and Liberty for F1 engine standardisation in 2021 by warning that the sport should not down "dumb down" the power unit. The proposed rules package is aimed at bringing power units closer together by introducing standard parts and other restrictions on development. However, Szafnauer believes that manufacturers should still be able to seek a competitive advantage by building a better engine. "We've got to make sure that the formula has different aspects of performance," he said. "What we can't do is dumb down the powertrain to a point where they're all the same, or marginally the same. Why remove...
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