F1 supremo Ecclestone Bernie is behind a move for the sport to get a new independent engine supplier.
As it stands, F1 has four engine suppliers Mercedes, Ferrari, Renault and Honda. The Ferrari and Mercedes engines are comfortably the most powerful and reliable and don’t come cheap for F1 teams. As a matter of fact, each engine supplier is charging between $20-30 million per seasons for their engines to be used. That’s over double the cost of the naturally-aspirated V8s used between 2006 and 2013.
Ecclestone believes that an independent engine supplier could offer powertrains for significantly less money than the existing marques while also not biasing manufacturer teams. While speaking to reporters at the U.S. Grand Prix over the weekend, Ecclestone revealed that a couple of company’s are interested in become engine suppliers with famed engine builder Cosworth among them.
Original published at "GTS Spirit" website.