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Ron Dennis disputes new engine supply rule

  • Published on 05 May 2016 14:51
  • comments 6
  • By: Danny Sosef

Ron Dennis has reportedly warned that he will not accept a new FIA regulation regarding the supply of engines to customer teams. In reaction to the Red Bull saga of late 2015, a new rule has been published in the 2017 rules whereby the FIA has the power to enforce deals between the engine manufacturers and teams struggling to secure a customer contract.

As an example, the regulation says that according to a new equation, it is possible that "each manufacturer must, if called upon to do so by the FIA, supply at least 3 teams".

However, McLaren supremo Dennis reportedly disputes the legality of the clause, insisting it clashes with his contract with Honda that guarantees exclusivity for the British team.

Germany's Auto Motor und Sport quoted Dennis as telling Red Bull's Christian Horner at the most recent strategy group meeting: "You will never get an engine from Honda.

"Rather, I would sue the FIA over the new rule."

Finally, the newly-published 2017 rules contain something that cheeky insiders are calling the 'Red Bull clause', following the dispute between the former champions and Renault last year.

It said customer teams will not be allowed to make "deceptive, misleading or disparaging or negative comments" about their engine suppliers.

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  • "It said customer teams will not be allowed to make "deceptive, misleading or disparaging or negative comments" about their engine suppliers.", I think they are looking at you, Red Bull.

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    • May 5 2016 - 15:17
  • f1dave

    Posts: 782

    Another stupid rule to artificially make F1 exciting. It won't.

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    • May 5 2016 - 15:54
    • More exciting? No. But it will make sure that any team who do a blunder similar to RB's will face little consequence apart from a fine and a different supplier.

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      • May 5 2016 - 22:51
  • ruestchiva

    Posts: 20

    Stupid rules for a stupid consecuence of a lot more stupid rules.

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    • May 5 2016 - 19:17
  • Welcome to the F1, why of course it stands for führer one. Thou shall not say a word against the supreme engine turd, tis forbidden.

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    • May 6 2016 - 16:59
  • khasmir

    Posts: 893

    Bla bla bla bla, getting sick of all the bullshit

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    • May 7 2016 - 00:00

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