FIA opens tender for F1 gearboxes

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The FIA has invited applications to tender for the sole supply of the standardized gearbox that will be used by all F1 teams from the 2021 season onward. The move marks a change from the current system, which sees teams either make their own gearboxes, buy them as part of a complete package from their engine supplier, or in the case of Toro Rosso, use the gearbox from sister team Red Bull.

The fixed supply arrangement would, however, only extend to the gearbox cassette itself, and would therefore require teams to make their own gearbox housings, ensuring that they can continue to design their own suspension systems with unique mounting points and aero surfaces.

Anyone interested in the tender is required to submit a proposal before March 15 and a decision is expected between April 15-30.

The FIA invitation to tender can be found here.

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