The Formula 1 engine supply conundrum

The Formula 1 engine supply conundrum

As a new turbo era nears, there are still Formula 1 teams in need of securing power-plant deals for 2014 and beyond. Dieter Rencken assesses the current engine situation

With the inaugural race of 2014's 'eco-friendly' powertrains being just 15 grands prix away as this is written, talks between engine suppliers and independent teams are in full swing, with Force India/Mercedes recently announcing a co-operation that goes well beyond purely an engine supply deal.

Then, Mercedes sources are adamant that McLaren will continue their very successful partnership for, at least, 2014, so with the Mercedes F1 team obviously sticking in-house, that makes it three for the Three-Pointed Star.

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