Esports
27 May
-
27 May
Event finished
Formula 1 MotoGP
06 Aug
-
09 Aug
Next event in
67 days
R
Austrian GP
13 Aug
-
16 Aug
Next event in
74 days
NASCAR Cup
27 May
-
28 May
Event finished
R
Bristol
31 May
-
31 May
Race in
20 Hours
:
34 Minutes
:
27 Seconds
IndyCar
06 Jun
-
06 Jun
Practice in
6 days
WEC
13 Aug
-
15 Aug
Next event in
74 days
R
Bahrain
19 Nov
-
21 Nov
Next event in
172 days
Supercars
R
26 Jun
-
28 Jun
Next event in
26 days
R
17 Jul
-
19 Jul
Next event in
47 days

FIA reveals exclusive supplier for WRC's hybrid move

shares
comments
FIA reveals exclusive supplier for WRC's hybrid move
By:
Mar 31, 2020, 1:51 PM

The FIA has confirmed the appointment of Compact Dynamics as the exclusive supplier of hybrid systems to the World Rally Championship from the 2022 season.

The FIA launched an invitation to tender last year for the 2022‐2024 seasons when the next generation of Rally1 vehicles are introduced.

FIA rally director Yves Matton has previously told Motorsport.com that the hybrid systems will only be fitted to manufacturer WRC entries.

The decision to award the contract to Compact Dynamics was approved by the FIA World Council via a special e-vote.

The German company is a part of the Shaeffler Group that has a well-established technical partnership with Audi.

A specialist provider of drive systems and motor generator units (MGUs), the company has supplied the Mercedes Formula 1 team and Audi's Formula E programme.

Matton told Motorsport.com last year that the hybrid system would be used on road sections and partly on special stages but at the discretion of the organisers so as to avoid increasing the average speed.

Among the other items discussed by the World Council were provisions for Rally1 engine technical regulations to retain the same base engine as the current WRC cars, but with measures to reduce costs.

The full technical regulations for Rally1 have yet to be published, with the delay thought to be because of the need to compromise between the different marketing aims of the WRC's remaining manufacturers and the FIA's desire to ensure costs are as tightly controlled as possible.

This will be partly achieved through the development of a common survival cell to all cars, developed by the FIA, which together with the hybrid system it is hoped would facilitate the entry of more manufacturers to the championship.

The proposed ruleset was blasted Hyundai's Thierry Neuville in Mexico, with the Belgian suggesting the "shit" plans for "R5-plus" would not interest him.

Related video

Next article
How new tech is helping the WRC solve one of its oldest issues

Previous article

How new tech is helping the WRC solve one of its oldest issues

Next article

Lappi "surprised" Ogier didn't retire after 2019

Lappi "surprised" Ogier didn't retire after 2019
Load comments

About this article

Series WRC
Author James Newbold