Ferrari are pushing to have the power unit freeze lifted to allow manufacturers to work freely on their engines.
The idea was discussed during a meeting of team bosses at the Belgian Grand Prix, with the talks instigated by Ferrari’s Marco Mattiacci. At present, a manufacturer may only develop their engines for reliability purposes following the pre-season homologation. Mattiacci wants that changed for future seasons.
“I would like a certain amount of opportunities a year to work on the engine,” he told ESPN. “As you very well know we keep discussing about how to improve – if it’s needed – every area of the Formula 1 product.
“That’s what I will keep, as Ferrari, insisting, and one of the areas is engine freezing.”