How an ICU lesson should guide F1’s future engine path

Formula 1’s future engine direction has been in full focus since Honda announced it would quit at the end of 2021. What F1 does will depend on what manufacturers deem relevant to them, but perhaps it can learn a lesson from an intensive care unit

The shockwaves of Honda’s decision to quit Formula 1 are unlikely to dissipate for quite some time, as pressure mounts for the sport to fast track a new engine formula.

While Honda’s reasons for quitting may be more about the Japanese manufacturer needing to cut costs to save its road car business from the challenges of electrification than about grand prix racing’s hybrid regulations, it does not mean F1 is fully isolated from what has happened.

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