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2014-02-28 14:49

POTENTIAL F1 DISASTER: Team's supplied with Renault's new V6 power units could have serious issues during 2014 grands prix unless the automaker can resolve its technical problems. Image: AFP

SAKHIR, Bahrain - Renault has asked the FIA for an extension to Friday's deadline (Feb 28) for the development 'freeze' of its troubled turbo V6 power unit.

The engine freeze means that basic performance specifications of Mercedes, Ferrari and Renault's new power units will be formally homologated by F1's governing body.

Auto Motor und Sport reports that Renault, grappling with its new V6 and related systems, asked the FIA for a postponement of the deadline.

MORE TIME NEEDED

F1 correspondent Michael Schmidt claims Renault, supplier to Red Bull and three other teams, has asked for "two to three" more months to resolve its technical problems.

Renault's request will be raised at an FIA meeting in London, England, Schmidt added.

It's reported that Renault president Carlos Ghosn has already met with FIA president Jean Todt "to convince him of the seriousness of the situation".

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