" The approval of the FIA Technical Department is conditional upon the PU manufacturer, intending to use such parts during a Championship season undertaking not to conclude any exclusivity agreement for the supply of such parts with the supplier of these parts. The approval request form must be sent by the PU Manufacturer to the FIA before the 1st of November of the preceding year. Shall be treated as an exclusivity agreement, any agreement concluded between the supplier of such parts (including any PU manufacturer) and any PU Manufacturer, which has the purpose and/or the effect of restricting the possibility for such a supplier: a. to consider any request from another PU Manufacturer ; and/or b. to supply, under reasonable commercial conditions, a part meeting the applicant’s specifications. "
This is very interesting. I wonder how they'll treat parts made in house by each manufacturer. This opens the door to them sharing engine components. For example if a manufacturer has a big MGU-H advantage what's to stop another manufacturer asking for clarification, and asking that manufacturer's supplier to make a similar change for their unit?
"5.3.7 Any non-ERS energy storage and components supplied by it will be considered an ancillary and subject to Article 5.14.1. "
"With the exception of batteries of less than 100 kJ total capacity used for safety and control purposes during ERS start-up and shut-down operations, which must be prevented from supplying energy under normal ERS operation; electrical energy may not flow from any ancillary in the direction of the ES, CU-H or CU-K. This must be guaranteed by design and verifiable by inspection."
This is also very interesting. They don't say anything about mechanical energy though
Not just the fuel pump, but the ignition coil packs will be standardized parts it seems. Curious they don't mention injectors, which I suppose have to be unique to work with each manufacturer's combustion process.