“I’ve been pushing, pushing, pushing for single chassis, single engine, and run it exactly the same as now, but they [the teams] can’t muck around with it [the car],” said Ecclestone.

“So you do that with four or five teams and you leave the constructors alone. You let them do what they want to do.

“You would make all the chassis the same, and then we would do a deal with one of the engine suppliers. It should work.”