Ferrari has been given approval by the FIA to modify its engine design in time for the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend.
The team applied to the FIA for special permission to make the modifications following reliability problems during the first few races of the season.
Fernando Alonso has suffered from two engine failures that have left his championship hopes faltering and his engine supply depleted.
Ferrari began investigating the causes of its engine issues after the Chinese Grand Prix; it found that there was an intrinsic problem with the engine’s design, thought to be related to air consumption and leaking pneumatic valves.
A statement by Ferrari said that it intends “to make some changes within the framework of the current engine regulations” that will be fitted to the engines to be used in Spain.
Ferrari’s version of the innovative F-Duct airflow system will also be fitted to both drivers' cars in time for the first practice session this weekend, although the results of Friday’s sessions will decide whether or not the system remains on the cars for qualifying and the race.