Maurizio Arrivabene said over the Monza weekend that Ferrari is open to supplying rival Red Bull with engines next season if they were to be approached.
Red Bull’s engine supply has long been the subject of speculation, the two are reportedly set to part ways at the end of the season, with Mercedes unwilling to supply it.
Ferrari, which currently supplies the Sauber and Manor squads, and will power the arriving Haas F1 Team, has now stated that should Red Bull turn its way, it would be willing to help.
"Red Bull have big names, with Adrian Newey, and it is easy to think if you give them an engine they will build a scary chassis, which means they will be really competitive," said Arrivabene.
"But my team, my engineers and aerodynamicists know their jobs. For that reason I don't have a problem and the competition is nice when you have a stronger competitor.
"This doesn't mean tomorrow morning we will give our engines to Red Bull, but I don't see any problem to give our engine to any other team or be scared of the competition before they start.
"This is not the right spirit of competition, of what Ferrari represents – we fight with everybody."
Red Bull's junior team, Toro Rosso, also previously used Ferrari engines from 2007-2013, but switched to Renault for the beginning of the latest turbocharged power unit era which has seen the same underpowered and unreliable engines as Red Bull.