Will the move advance hybrid technology?
Claiming it was time for motorsports to embrace new automotive technologies, FIA president Jean Todt has outlined plans to introduce hybrid technology into all FIA championships.
“At the moment, there is a lot of discussion about electric cars,” he said. “We think energy-recovery hybrid cars are a good first step.
Not surprisingly, not everyone is happy because of the small team nature of motorsports and the costs of developing unique hybrid systems.
“What we don't want is a ridiculously expensive system that we are left to develop on our own. If there is a universal piece of equipment at a standard price, then it would make sense,” Prodrive managing director Richard Taylor told AutoWeek.