Renault opposed to four-cylinder F1 engine idea

Renault has declared itself opposed to proposals to ditch the basic V6 architecture of Formula 1 engines for the new period after 2025-2026. Red Bull, who are taking over Honda’s engine operations from next year, are pushing for a “completely new engine” – reportedly in a potential bid to attract the backing of Volkswagen. He also thinks the new engine formula should cost “less than 100 million annually, and less than one million per unit”. “The current engines are well above that,” said the Austrian. Fascinatingly, Ferrari is also backing the idea of an all-new engine, with a source at Maranello telling Auto Motor und Sport: “We are open to a new start with a four-cylinder”.

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