Mercedes are willing to drop the MGU-H element from the power units if it would sway Volkswagen towards joining F1.

The current V6 turbo-hybrid engines are set for a revamp in the coming years, with a new power unit scheduled to arrive in 2025 or 2026.

Current manufacturers Mercedes, Ferrari and Renault are part of the talks, as are Red Bull Powertrains with that division of the Austrian outfit set to launch from 2022.

But there are also other organisations taking a keen interest in these new regulations, most notably the Volkswagen group, which has sent its Audi and Porsche divisions to involve themselves in the meetings regarding the new units.

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