This rate of development has historically come as something of a by-product to the ultimate goal of faster lap time. For the 2014 season, however, this has fundamentally changed. "Formula One is the pinnacle of automotive innovation. As such, it has a responsibility to push the boundaries of technology", explains Toto. "The new regulations not only encourage this innovation but also align the sport with the direction in which the automotive industry is heading" As a works manufacturer team, we are perfectly placed to reap the rewards of aligning our racing activities with the future technology path for series production.
Formula One always has been about pure racing – and it still is today. At the same time, we’re now back at the cutting edge of technology and pioneering new solutions. That’s a huge positive step for the sport."