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Engine De-Freeze Possible At End Of 2009 Season

An engine de-freeze allowing manufacturers to create more competitive and faster engines could be in place at the end of the current 2009 season according to the Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali.

At the end of 2008, Renault were allowed a temporary de-freeze to allow them to catch up in terms of engine pace.  With mercedes Benz becoming so dominant this season, other rival manufacturers could be allowed to change their engines with Toyota especially becoming slow on top end horsepower and speed.

With Cosworth coming into the sport as well as an engine manufacturer to Manor, Campos and USF1, there is a possibility the engine freeze restriction could be abandoned altogether.

“This is for sure something that we will be discussing in the engine working group because today we have seen a really great performance from the Mercedes engine and before we make a final decision we have to see the numbers connected to that.” Domenicali said after the Italian GP

“It is a point that is on the table to discuss among the teams, as it is something that we need to understand,” he added.

Mercedes Benz Engines have been dominant this season

Mercedes Benz Engines have been dominant this season

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2 responses

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  2. James2

    As with most of Max Mosley’s ideas, the engine freeze is stupid. Then to selectively allow some to catch up, but not others??? More stupidity. Why not just fulfill Max’s wettest dreams and go with one engine supplier for the entire field.

    September 17, 2009 at 8:26 am

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