Formula 1 19 Oct 2008 09:58 am
Would you like to manufacture and supply engines and transmissions to all the F1 teams for the period from 2010 to 2012? If so, you can download the FIA’s request for tender here.
This is a fascinating concept — and one that the F1 manufacturers and teams have not even agreed to support. The idea appears to be to find a way to massively reduce the cost of participating in Formula 1, and thus to ensure the viability of the championship.
Just don’t think that building F1 engines will make you famous. The conditions of the RFT document include the following:
The selected tenderer will not be granted any rights to associate its name with the Championship and may not refer to its right to supply in any advertising, publicity, marketing materials or other commercial communications.
F1 fans will find the document interesting, even if they don’t have space in the shed to actually make the engines!