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F1 | Ferrari will unleash “significant” engine upgrades later this season

Although regulations limit new upgrades, Ferrari still has some to add to its 2021 engine.

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F1 | Ferrari will unleash “significant” engine upgrades later this season
Fuente imagen: Hasan Bratic - MOTORLAT

Regulations stop teams from upgrading their engines as much as they want to and they limit them in a quite strict way. F1 engine manufactures can indeed provide only one update from the last season.

Ferrari has some relevant news, which are still in their pockets yet. Although the other teams unleashed all of their newly design components at the beginning of the season, the Prancing Horse team released only a few updates. This basically means that meanwhile the rest of the grid is done for 2021 and has to stand with their specs, the Maranello-based team still has the chance to unleash some updates on their engine, which is already much improved since the last season.

Ferrari’s Team Principal Mattia Binotto reveal the Prancing Horse plans for the second part of the season.

“We will bring power unit developments,” - he said, then he explained the new regulations.

Just to clarify what the regulations are in 2021: you may have a brand new power unit in 2021. It means that you may bring an update in all the components of the power unit, whatever it is ICE, turbo, MGU-H, batteries, MGU-K, etc. – said Binotto - But what we did at the start of the season, we didn't complete the entire power unit. So there are still components which are the ones of last year. And we will bring an evolution of those ones. So, I think, that will be for us a significant step for the end of the season.”

The new updates will be put on the red single-seater at Monza, this means that Ferrari will be suffering on power-engine tracks just like Spa, which will be the first race of the second part of the season.

“It will be a difficult race for us, because we are seven tenths short of the best and most of these tenths, at least 60 per cent, comes from the engine. – Binotto said – the lack this compared to the best and therefore we consider ourselves to be behind Mercedes and Honda to date. On a track like Belgium, if you look at our simulations, it's a track where the engine matters a lot and on a qualifying lap I think the difference will be significant.”


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