So, when, say, M-B pulls out in the next while they will likely want to realise some of their asset and they will sell the blueprints and machine tools to someone else, maybe an Ilmor off-shoot. So Ilmor will continue to produce the renamed engines. Development will have less money behind it, perhaps, but with F1 freezing so much for long periods this isn't so bad.
Exactly - and Ferrari isn't going anywhere. Only Ferrari and Cosworth providing 3 liter V10's running at 18,000+? That would be sooooo awful.
Smaller makes would come in. It's not as if F1 racing is the only thing companies make engines for. I'd rather have a series running V10 Cosworths to the limit, Kia V10's and whatever, than overly expensive Goldbergian "power units".
If F1 is honest, and a real "competition" - Audi and Toyota's TDI engines are just as green, let them be engine suppliers. Let Drayson run his all electric system. Let GE supply turbine engines. THAT is "F1", not the phony charade we have now.
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