It is no secret that Ferrari has been in considerable difficulty since the new directives on fuel supply after the agreement the FIA reached with Ferrari following an investigation into the legality of its power unit. From the most powerful engine they have fallen back to behind Honda and Renault in one fell swoop. That is a loss that they are not going to make up for just like that. No miracles are therefore expected from the new engine in 2021.
Ferrari is, of course, doing everything in its power to reduce the lack of horsepower as quickly as possible. Certainly if the development of engines is restricted, you do not want to be stuck for years on end with a power source that produces too little power. Although Scuderia Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto promises that they will have 30 hp more by 2021, not everyone is convinced by that figure.
“The Ferrari power unit was very bad at everything in 2020, from the internal combustion engine to the electrical components,” says journalist Leo Turrini on his blog. “We have discussed the reasons endlessly. Now let’s see what they offer us for this 2021. To me the 30 hp more seems like a few.”
Upgrade doesn’t seem to be going smoothly
Back in Maranello, they are well aware that this will not be enough to suddenly go for the title again and so they are aiming for third place in the constructors’ championship next season. It is now especially important that the update is implemented without any problems. “I know there are concerns about the oval exhausts. In any case the whispers at Haas and Alfa are that they don’t expect anything special” – Leo Turrini concluded.
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