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Aston Martin pushing for 'standardized gearbox' in F1 in 2026

Aston Martin is pushing for F1 to adopt a standardized gearbox from 2026 as it believes that such a component would represent "a golden opportunity" for the sport to cut costs. Aston's future partnership with Honda that will kick off in 2026 has compelled the Silverstone-based outfit to design its own gearbox, having relied up since its Force India days on units acquired from McLaren and Mercedes. However, the in-house design and manufacturing of a custom-made transmission comes at a heavy cost which has led Aston to promote the idea of common parts used by all teams as a means of reducing costs. But despite the undeniable financial benefit for all teams, Aston's endeavor is...
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