Scuderia Ferrari is looking at producing an innovative engine design for the 2022 season which the Maranello team hopes to be a game changer in the pursuit of beating Mercedes for the constructor's championship.
The Maranello based team haven't won either the drivers or the constructor's championship for over a decade with last year seeing Ferrari fall to their worst result in the constructor's championship since 1980.
Their aim for 2021 is to try and finish 3rd in the standings following that forgettable campaign in 2020; they finished a lowly 6th despite Charles Leclerc's best efforts throughout the year. The Scuderia ended up behind McLaren, Racing Point and Renault, as well as Mercedes and Red Bull.
Part of the reason behind Ferrari's awful 2020 season was Ferrari's power-unit which struggled on tracks that were dependent on power which caused Ferrari to miss out on the third part of qualifying frequently, whilst it's customers Alfa Romeo and Haas struggled to get out of the first part of the session.
Ferrari has already announced that the 2021 engine will have an upgrade of 50bhp, but for 2022 will see a completely different engine design which will separate the compressor from the turbo with Ferrari going even more radical by bringing the compressor inside the intake box along with a new arrangement for the intercooler.
The radical and more compact design could help with opening up more aerodynamic opportunities as well as improving the overall performance of the engine by being lighter.
However, it will be a tough juggling act for Ferrari's engineers to find the right balance between finding the performance gains that see Ferrari challenge for race wins again whilst not comprising reliability.