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The FIA push on with standard engine plans - The power plant tender gets a lot of interest

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This is F1Minute and it’s the 27th October 2008.

The FIA announced today that they’ve had a couple of interested parties in the standard engine tender, and therefore they’ll be going ahead with the plan to introduce them from 2010 to 2012. We also learned that regardless of whether a team chooses to build the engine or buy it, the entire grid’s engine power should only vary by 1%. Interestingly, Autosport.com is reporting that a source within the FOTA has said that none of their member teams will be applying for the engine tender. Someone outside the sport, then?

Elsewhere, Honda have said they will be testing like mad over the winter in an attempt to move further up the grid. Team Principal Ross Brawn said: “"We've kept our testing mileage and our tyres for the winter testing, which is another thing that is reflected this season. I believe we have more tyres left for winter testing than any other team, which is something we consciously did because of our approach.”

That’s all for today, I’ll be back with another F1Minute tomorrow.