Renault chief Cyril Abiteboul says Formula 1 will be "left behind" if the sport's set of engine regulations for 2024 do not recognise a global switch towards electrification.
Hybrid power units have been used in Formula 1 since 2014, but the use of Internal Combustion Engines and the burning of fossil fuels is at odds with the prevailing movement of the automobile industry.
Although the 2021 regulations remain yet to be decided, the engine formula has been cemented and Abiteboul says that area must be revisited in the next change of rules.
"If I look the pace at which the world is changing, in my opinion, there is a huge risk that F1 will be left behind," he said.
"The world is moving at a very fast pace, and we have to be very careful not to be left behind the road car industry.
"Look at the Greta Thunbergs of this world, look at electrification. Whatever we think of electrification, it's not going to go away.
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