Economic woes have FIA, race teams eyeing common goal: to cut costs
Talk of standardized engines and gearboxes in 2010 has critics saying F1 will lose its appeal if it turns into a spec-car series. That may not happen, but one thing is certain: The FIA and race teams agree the blank-check mentality of Formula One racing needs an overhaul, writes Dan Knutson.
- [+] EnlargeAP Photo/Shizuo KambayashiMcLaren Mercedes boss Ron Dennis, right, says F1 teams have "a very, very firm commitment" to address and solve the problems facing the league.
We fully appreciate that there is a need to address the issues of cost and technology, and environment, etc. But at the same time, when you put on the list that manufacturers are in F1 to differentiate their products and their capabilities, that has to be taken into consideration, too.
-- McLaren's Ron Dennis
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