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F1 cancels scheduled basic transmissions move for 2021 cost saving

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Formula 1 has actually aborted its predicted switch to standard gearbox cassettes in 2021, following a World Automobile racing Council vote to maintain freedom of gearbox supply in the champion.

F1 issued an invitation to tender for a single provider for transmission cassettes in February for its next technical guidelines cycle from 2021-24

It was known to have actually gotten four bidders for the gearbox supply offer, with specialist business Xtrac the only to publicly validate its bid.

Nevertheless, motorsport’s governing body FIA has now revealed that the WMSC has voted versus choosing a single transmission cassette supplier, acting upon the suggestion of the FIA technical department.

” The Council’s choice was based on factor to consider of both technical and financial information offered by groups and suppliers,” an FIA’s statement checked out.

” The technical information supplied revealed that transmission innovation in Formula 1 has mostly converged which, as an outcome, there is little performance distinction at present.

” It was also kept in mind that, due to the complexity of the parts, gearboxes remain a delicate matter in regards to reliability, and this was factored into the evaluations of the FIA technical department.”

The mooted switch to basic cassettes was part of F1’s cost-cutting push for 2021, but the WMSC has actually concluded based upon the FIA’s analysis that “similar monetary cost savings could be made by methods aside from the spec of a single provider”.

The FIA says these ways will be discussed with teams and will be part of the 2021 regulations when they are revealed “by the end of June”.

While F1 has gone back on its move towards common gearboxes, it previously likewise provided tenders for supply of basic wheel rims, brake-system components and, most recently, essential elements of the fuel system.

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Ronald Antonio O'Sullivan OBE (born 5 December 1975) is an English professional snooker player who is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport. He has won five World Championships, a record seven Masters titles, and a record seven UK Championships, setting a record total of 19 titles in Triple Crown tournaments. He shares the record for the most ranking titles (36) with Stephen Hendry. His career earnings of over £10 million put him in first place on snooker's all-time prize-money list. Winning the Tour Championship on 24 March 2019 made him the sport's current world number one, the fourth time in his career that he has held the top position and the first time he has been number one since May 2010. This is the longest gap between number one spells by any player in history.