Why F1 might suddenly face an urgent engine-supply crisis

Formula 1’s reliance on manufacturers could become increasingly problematic as we begin a decade that will bring huge change in the industry, argues Mark Gallagher

Listening to Aston Martin’s V12-powered Valkyrie screaming its way around Silverstone in mid-November last year, my thoughts turned to engine supplier Cosworth and the dilemma of Formula 1’s unhealthy reliance on car companies as we enter a decade of change within the automotive industry.

It never takes much turbulence to cause manufacturers to cast a bean counter’s eye in the direction of F1, as recent events have shown.

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