Ferrari want power unit freeze to be lifted


Ferrari
27 August 2014 by TF1T Staff | M
          

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.

"We had a fantastic race [in Belgium]. But I suppose there are certain areas, the DNA of Formula 1 is innovating, innovating and catching up with the best one and being as fast as the smartest one.

"That's what I will keep, as Ferrari, insisting, and one of the areas is engine freezing."

The team's own engine is believed to be down on power compared to rival Mercedes, but ahead of Renault.

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