A test could be undertaken as soon as the United States GP in Austin in a fortnight's time.
At the moment drivers are expected to slow and not record a meaningful lap time when they pass double yellows.
That can occasionally lead to controversy, as happened with Fernando Alonso in qualifying at the Turkish GP.
The Spaniard entered a double yellow zone at the start of his first flying lap in Q1 and, having completed the lap at a competitive pace that was comparable with others running at the time, he was reported to the stewards.
He escaped sanction essentially after the stewards noted that his next flying lap was over three seconds faster.
However, some rivals who abandoned laps due to yellows insisted that Alonso had set a meaningful lap time, especially in the context of the threat of rain meaning that the first lap could have been important.
The stewards did consider that, but discounted it because the session remained dry and lap times improved.