Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says that there is a strong agreement amongst teams to further delay the new 2022 regulations until 2023.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic crisis has forced the FIA to react by pushing back the introduction of the technical overhaul set for next season until the start of 2022.
With the first eight races of the season either being postponed or cancelled, both teams and F1 management have accepted that there will be a significant fall in revenue for the season.
As such, the FIA confirmed last month that it would homologate most of the current 2020 technical regulations for next year, with only restricted developments to the aerodynamics and engine permitted.
The idea was to freeze most of the current parts on the car to limit expenditure on development for next season.
But in a recent interview with BBC Sport, Horner says that the regulations are likely to be deferred yet a further year until 2023.
“The most fundamental and important thing is taking away the necessity to spend in order to be competitive,” Horner told Chief F1 writer Andrew Benson.
“So, freezing parts of the car. The monocoque’s already agreed. We’re looking at front suspension, uprights, wheels, all the associated parts for that, gearbox internals, probably 60% of the car other than its aerodynamic surfaces and that being frozen for this year and next year.
“We’re also talking about pushing back a further year the new regulations, because in my mind it would be totally irresponsible to have the burden of development costs in 2021.
“There seems to be reasonable agreement but it needs ratifying by the FIA to push back those development costs into 2022 for introduction in the ’23 season.
“The most important thing we need now is stability. Because the one thing we know is that whenever you introduce change you introduce cost, and stability right now and locking down as much of the car as possible is the most responsible way to drive those cost drivers down.”