Although this weekend there will be no Formula 1, the news doesn’t stop coming out. In the last hours, the Japanese brand Sling reported that it will not continue supplying engines to the highest category, after 2021. This fell like a bucket of cold water for everyone, especially for the teams Red bull Y AlphaTauri, who were customers of the Japanese.
Sling it communicated the news in a post on its website in the early hours of Friday. This is very bad news for the category, as this means that teams will have fewer options when choosing. The engines will be in charge of three brands, Ferrari, Mercedes Y Renault.
In the beginning of the published text, Sling confirmed his exit from the highest category of motorsport. Furthermore, they added that: «Sling needs to channel its corporate research and development resources into the areas of future power and energy unit technologies, including fuel cell vehicle (FCV) and EV battery (BEV) technologies, which will be at the core of free technologies carbon technologies »
«Sling created a new center called Excellence in Innovative Research, Power and Energy Unit. Sling will allocate its energy management and fuel technologies as well as the knowledge accumulated through F1 activities to this area of power units and energy technologies and will take initiatives while focusing on the future realization of carbon neutrality. To this end, Sling made the decision to end his participation in F1 ″
Finally, the Japanese brand assured that it will continue to give the best for its customers: Red bull Y AlphaTauri. «Sling will work to continue competing with his best effort and fight for more victories until the end of the 2021 season. We appreciate the understanding and continued support for his motorsport activities and for the new challenge, ”the statement concludes.