Formula 1's CEO Stefano Domenicali has categorically stated that Ferrari does not recieve any preferential treatment by Liberty Media, the owners of the sport's commercial rights.
It is common knowledge that Ferrari recieve an additional payment due to their historic significance to Formula 1. Despite this fact, Domenicali claims the Italian car brand is treated just like any other team with respect to sporting and technical regulations.
"No, they (Liberty Media) support a great battle, between all teams," Domenicali said to Corriere dello Sport.
"Clearly Ferrari plays a big role and everyone hopes they do well, because it also helps the business. Ferrari is unique for what they have done in Formula 1 and therefore they play a big role in the history of motorsport."
The F1 boss went on to discuss F1's return to Imola, with the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix set to play host to the second round of the 2021 Formula 1 championship.
"Unfortunately it was not possible to race with an audience in Imola this year and I regret that very much," Domenicali explained.
"Imola gives me a lot of beautiful memories. As a student I worked as a volunteer in the paddock. That is nice to think back to. Whether they have a chance in the future depends on many variables. We will evaluate it, and we will first have fun on the track next week!