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Don't dumb down the engines, warns Force India's Szafnauer

Force India COO Otmar Szafnauer believes Formula 1 would be wrong to restrict engine development by resorting to standardized parts. As the sport works on defining the F1 power unit of the future, sporting manager Ross Brawn believes a viable approach to reducing costs, and subsequently attract independent engine manufacturers, would be the use of several standard engine parts. Ferrari boss Sergio Marchionne denounced the initiative, claiming it would reduce Grand Prix racing to a NASCAR-style formula. Force India's Szafnauer agrees, and insists F1 must allow engine development and the ability for a power unit to be a performance differentiator. "We've got to make sure that the...
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