The FIA has opened up the tender for sole F1 fuel flow meter supplier from the 2021 season with a set deadline of March.
Following all the controversy around fuel flow meter in the current F1 seasons involving Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull Racing, the FIA has opened up the tender for the sole supplier from the 2021 season as they move towards standardisation.
This is the latest piece to be opened up for sole supplier after power unit sensor, whose tender was over in January. The idea is lowering the costs involved and it falls in line with the complete overhaul of F1 from 2021 onward.
So far, the FIA has roped in BBS, Bosch and Magneti Marelli as the sole suppliers for various parts. BBS is the supplier of wheel rims, while Bosch has been roped in for high pressure fuel pump and Magneti Marelli for the whole fuel pump.
The tender for fuel flow meter, meanwhile, went live on February 5, 2020, with the last date of submission set for March 13, 2020. The decision, for the same, is expected to be published by mid of April 2020.
The initial contract will cover three seasons from 2021 until 2023, but like the other tenders, the FIA has informed that it reserves the discretion to extend the contract by two more years in 2024 and 2025. They will have to convey it by December 31, 2022.
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