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Engine development to be frozen for ten years 24 Oct 2007

Renault engine
Formula One World Championship, Rd 9, British Grand Prix, Preparations, Silverstone, England, Thursday, 5 July 2007

The FIA has announced that it will tighten current restrictions and freeze engine development for a decade as of next season. The decision was taken at a meeting of the World Motor Sport Council, which was held in Paris on Wednesday.

“There will be a total freeze on engine development for a period of 10 years, starting from 2008,” said the statement. “A change can be made after five years but only with the unanimous agreement of all stakeholders and following a further two-year notice period. Total freeze means that there will be no exceptions for development of certain parts of the engine, as is the case under the current regulations.”

Rules restricting engine development were introduced for the 2007 season.