Originally Posted by A. T. T-W
Well Renault and Mercedes both make small Euro-boxes with small engines, they want F1 to adopt the new regulations (Renault were particularly keen on the proposed 4-Cylinder in-line that Ferrari was dead set against) not for some idealistic rubbish about encouraging more manufacturers but because it would do their sales good.
That was implicit in their statements, I thought.
And it does confirm the real-world relevance of F1 engines, if they're correct.
Ferrari have stated that they oppose a smaller engine because it hurts their marketing. Can't remember if they also dislike the hybrid, for the same reason.
It may be that they're all fibbing. This is F1, after all. But in the absence of other evidence, one must take them at their word.