FIA start tender process for standard engines
While a lot of talks have been ongoing about reducing costs, car manufacturers have repeatedly stated they do not want to go into a standard engine system in Formula One. Against all odds however, the FIA are now starting the tender process for a standard engine.
The request not only involves standard engines, but also includes the supply of power transmissions systems such as the gearbox or clutch, for use as of 2010 until 2012.
A statement by the FIA reads: "The FIA will today open the tender process for the appointment of a third party supplier of engines and transmission systems to be used by competitors in the 2010, 2011 and 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship."
More information on the specific requirements will be published shortly.