While the speculations have already begun for F1 power units beyond 2020, Renault boss Jerome Stoll stresses on F1 using hybrid PU.
Some of the suggestions received by FOM highlight on making F1 simpler and louder. Jean Todt however, has recently stated about society’s aversion to noise and has made it clear that road relevance is required to keep the manufacturers on-board.
Stole agrees to the statement and says, “I think you have to take into consideration that if we are in this competition it’s also for technological reasons.
On Renault’s contribution towards a cleaner championship he adds, ”
we pushed among the others for the introduction of the hybrid system in the engine is also because it shows that even in the competition of F1 we can work for the environment by reducing the consumption by 30-40 percent, as you know.
“It’s something that illustrates that you can be in this competition without being somebody who wants to kill the planet. You like the competition, you like the passion, and you can work also in a way where everybody wants you to work.”
But there’s one thing that worries Stoll in this- the cost of development of Hybrid engines. It is not regulated by tokens this year.
Stoll suggests on having a cap for the cost of development. He says, ““Hybrid is something which is interesting, the problem we have at the end of the day is the cost of the technology. We have to take care of the costs and ensure that there is a return on the investment that we’ve made. And the costs have deviated a lot. We have to see how we can curb a little bit or cap a little bit the costs of development for each car maker.”
Last few years have proved to be bitter for almost every team, who knows if imposition of limit might actually bring things under control.