ASTON MARTIN CONSIDERING A F1 ENGINE FOR 2021!Date: 2017-09-20
As you all know by now, Formula One cars are faster than ever, but despite the current hybrid powertrains now being in their fourth season, they are still widely unpopular.
Aston Martin is aiming to resolve this for the 2021 season by implementing simpler and more ferocious engines, potentially void of hybrid technology. The British automaker says it is exploring the possibility of becoming an engine supplier in 2021 and furthering its involvement in the sport with Red Bull Racing.
"We want to be more involved in the sport. We’re currently studying the 2021 engine. If we get a reasonable regulation that brings down the cost of the engine, Aston would like to be involved in the engine,” said boss Andy Palmer, mirroring similar statements from July.
Beyond making the sport more exciting, the FIA hopes that the new engine format from Aston Martin will attract additional engine suppliers. Already, the 2021 regulation changes have peaked the interest of numerous brands, including Cosworth and Porsche. Even McLaren could build its own engines for 2021.