The FIA has cancelled a tender inviting a company to supply standard brakes and braking systems for the 2021 F1 season.
In a statement issued on Friday the FIA said the introduction of a standard braking system had been “delayed” but not scrapped.
“To allow further evaluation of the real-world performance of 2021 Formula 1 cars, the FIA has chosen to delay the potential implementation of single suppliers for brake friction materials and brake system components.
“The significant regulation changes and their interpretation by the teams will affect multiple aspects of the 2021 cars, and considering the critical role of the brakes in both safety and performance, the FIA has decided to cancel both the selection process for brake systems and for brake friction materials in F1 until further studies can be undertaken.”
As RaceFans reported previously, Brembo had been favoured for the role of standard brake supplier.
“The FIA would like to thank the pre-selected bidder, Brembo, for providing a thorough and sound proposal based on the specifications supplied to it,” the statement added. “Nonetheless, and in light of the considerations regarding car performance mentioned above, it has been decided to reassess the situation in 2021.”
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