Three teams of Formula 1 continues to put pressure on the FIA, so they will take a softer frozen engines and motors allow other suppliers to catch up with Mercedes. The team from Stuttgart, expectedly, opposed to such an outcome of cases.
Formula 1 is one of the most expensive sports championships in the world. Not only that, it spent a lot of money for salaries, prizes and bonus payments, logistics, so teams still have to incur substantial expenses in connection with the development of its own chassis and engines buying from suppliers, and they, in turn, forced to sell on motors solid prices since their creation also requires significant investments.
To somehow contain costs, FIA provided “freezing” of engines. The ban on completion of engines during the season. There are, of course, small items that can be modified, but without significant impact. At the same time, Renault, Ferrari and Honda simply do not have time to finalize the power plants to compete with Mercedes.
It must be admitted that Mercedes tried their best, designing a new chassis and a new engine – a hybrid turbo V6. Last season, the team won all of the Stuttgart Grand Prix with the exception of three, and having been absolutely on every podium. If the FIA does not fear that the next season will take place in the same way, they should give motorists more freedom – so admonished organizers team Red Bull, Ferrari and McLaren.
Mercedes, of course, oppose this because they do not want to lose the advantage, but attributed this to the fact that in this case, the cost of manufacturing of engines go out of control.