Formula 1 team Caterham will be allowed to compete in 2015 with this year's car - if a buyer is found for the team.
The outfit are in administration and have been given special dispensation to make it easier to find a buyer.
It means potential purchasers will not be under pressure to build a new car for next season.
Administrator Finbarr O'Connell said: "That is of interest to all the parties I'm talking to. It gives them a choice, an easier start to get into F1."
The decision is to be ratified at this week's meeting of the World Motor Sport Council in Doha, Qatar.
O'Connell, of London firm Smith & Williamson, added: "The F1 Commission and FIA agreed if it would assist the weaker teams they can use the 2014 car next year, so giving them more time and options.
"It's a very difficult purchase decision for any party because of the huge costs involved in running an F1 team."
The Leafield-based team went into administration in October and last month made 230 staff redundant.
After missing two races, Caterham were able to compete at the season-ending race Abu Dhabi thanks to a successful crowd funding project.
O'Connell said: "I'm still talking to a few interested parties, and I'm hoping one of them can do the deal."
|Caterham in Formula 1|
|Debut: 2010 (as Lotus Racing)|
|Best race finish: 11th - Vitaly Petrov at the 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix|