In the round-up: Formula 1 must avoid forcing teams into making costly and unnecessary changes to their power units when it introduces new engine regulations, says Daimler and Mercedes head Ola Kallenius.

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What they say

Kallenius, who worked in Mercedes’ F1 engine operation before becoming chairman of Daimler, wants F1’s next engine regulations to be a step forward in environmental and financial sustainability:

There’s no doubt in my mind that the trend needs to be towards more electrification. So the part of the power train that gets its energy from renewable resources is going to increase.

We think that will lower carbon or even synthetic fuels could play a role there going into the future. So I’m quite excited about that.

One thing that you need to be mindful about in power train development and Formula 1 is don’t do change for the sake of change because you just spend a lot of money. So we want to have a financially sustainable sport as well.

Which means I think we need to weigh up the options, go towards more electrification, more lower-carbon, but not change every single bolt or screw, which would only waste a lot of financial resources. So we shall find a balance there between the manufacturers.

Quotes: Dieter Rencken

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