Why Formula One's future engine roadmap is going in circles

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Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP prepares to drive on the grid before the Sprint for the F1 Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone on July 17, 2021 in Northampton, England.
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP prepares to drive on the grid before the Sprint for the F1 Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone on July 17, 2021 in Northampton, England.
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 • Amidst the road car world moving towards electrification, F1 finds itself at an unsolvable crossroads. 

• Its turbo hybrid engine formula lapses at the end of 2025. 

• As a way forward, Mercedes wants to up F1's electric component, but Red Bull wants less, as well as simpler engines  running on biofuel.  

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