It appears Formula 1 players have settled on a compromise according to latest statements made by Sporting Director Ross Brawn.
Brawn admitted in an interview with Motorsport Network, “In that case, I was perhaps a bit more ambitious in terms of the changes that could have been made, but when the arguments were presented they were well presented, the models were well presented, and the examples were given."
“I think we will have cheaper, simpler, louder, it’s just a question of degree. There’s a very strong argument that we have four reasonably settled suppliers in F1. Whilst there are people looking at coming in, they weren’t as committed so, therefore, let’s consolidate what we have."
“The MGU-H was a big thing. I think if a manufacturer is coming in or not coming in just because it had or hasn’t got an MGU-H it seems a bit fickle."
“The engine is a tricky one, more so perhaps than the car you’re sensitive to outside suppliers, you’re sensitive to engine suppliers. We don’t want to lose a team, but if we lose a team then hopefully F1 is attractive enough to find replacements.
“If we lose an engine then anyone stepping in has a massive program to step in and fill their place. And if we lose an engine it impacts two or three teams. I think it was correct to push hard to see where we can get to.
“There will be some changes that you’ll see – we’re not going to talk about them now – which will come out in the next few months which I think definitely are strongly in the right direction," said Brawn.