Renault would support lifting engine freeze

Like Ferrari, Renault would also support a relaxing of the engine development freeze which is currently in place for the duration of the season.

Ferrari’s Marco Mattiacci recently said he would like a number of opportunities throughout the season to work on the power unit and even raised the point during a meeting of team bosses in Belgium.

Renault’s Cyril Abiteboul agrees that it would be beneficial for the sport if they could develop their unit to bring their performance in line with Mercedes, which currently enjoys a power advantage. He does however believe such an idea would need to be approached cautiously in order to avoid huge additional costs being passed on to customer teams.

“I think we need to be a little bit sensible,” he told Autosport. “But there should be a system to allow performance to converge rather than performance to diverge.

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