Formula One are always trying their best to cut the ridiculous costs of running a team but a radical new plan from the manufacturers, while cutting costs, is sure to have McLaren Honda more than a little bit worried.

According to, one of the cost cutting proposals is to use just three engines per season, apparently in the hope that the ‘independent engine’ idea for 2017 gets ditched.

Other propositions include freezing power unit parts when they can no longer be developed and looking at a standard source of engine parts.

So, is three engines for a whole season a bit too extreme? Well maybe not for Mercedes but McLaren racked up over 300 grid drops during last season, with Fernando Alonso going through four times as many engines as this new regulation would allow.

Three engines per season? I can imagine it already…

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