Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said the group, which only featured representatives from six of the eleven F1 teams, had produced a majority vote in favour of the change.
“We had a strategy meeting and it’s been voted on a majority basis to go through to the Formula One Commission for in-season upgrades to be allowed,” said Horner in today’s press conference.
“So we’ll see what the outcome of the formula commission vote is. FIA are in support, FOM are in support, obviously non-Mercedes teams are in support, so we’ll see what that holds in approximately a month’s time.”
For the regulations to be approved they must be passed by the Formula One Commission with a unanimous vote, which could present an opportunity for rival teams such as Mercedes to block the move.
However Ferrari team principal Marco Mattiacci remains a staunch advocate of loosening the regulations.
“Just the word ‘frozen’ engines, this is not Formula One, to talk about frozen engines,” he said.
“I agree with Christian, today with have the majority of the vote to move ahead and to unfreeze the engine. Let’s see what’s going to happen during the F1 Commission.”
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