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Christian Horner

Horner backs F1 engine parity discussions

Talks about equalisation are set to take place at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix.

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Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner has confirmed support for talks over the parity of power unit performance in F1.

It is understood discussions on the topic will be held at the F1 Commission meeting at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend.

The current iteration of power unit regulations expires at the end of the 2025 season, with the units in use by teams frozen in specification at the beginning of the 2022 season.

Alpine and supplier Renault, however, believe it is down on performance compared to Mercedes, Ferrari and Honda-Red Bull.

Teams have, however, been able to make changes for reliability reasons and it is widely believed some improvements on this side have helped increase performance in tandem.

Sensible discussion

Speaking after Red Bull secured its record-breaking 12th consecutive win at the Hungarian Grand Prix, Horner told media including RacingNews365: “I think it’s a matter of seeing what are the deficits.

“I think the FIA have all of the data and they should present exactly what the differences are.

“That would be fascinating for everybody to see and I think that if there is a deficit under homologation, then it’s something that we should be sensible about. Otherwise, you’re locked in for two years.

"So I wouldn’t be averse to a sensible discussion.”

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