Aug.11 - Ferrari looks set to introduce an upgraded power unit immediately after the current August break.

The Italian team has arguably the quickest car of 2022 so far, but reliability and strategy errors mean Charles Leclerc is a full 80 points behind Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

Team boss Mattia Binotto has now told the Italian edition of motorsport.com that "We expect developments in the hybrid systems for the engine freeze".

Wolff admits engine reliability concerns

The Formula One Championship-winning Power Units of the last five years: Mercedes-AMG F1 M09 EQ Power+ (2018), Mercedes-AMG F1 M08 EQ Power+ (2017), Mercedes-Benz PU106C Hybrid (2016), Mercedes-Benz PU106B Hybrid (2015), Mercedes-Benz PU106A Hybrid (2014)

Indeed, engine manufacturers have only until 1 September to lodge their final specifications of energy store, control electronics and MGU-K.

"We're working on it," Binotto added, "but it won't be a turning point."

He ruled out emulating Mercedes' engine strategy from the 2021 world championship battle of using six engines in total for a late power boost.

"No, I don't think that's a strategy," Binotto insisted. "I think for them it was more of a consequence - not planned."

As for the details of the forthcoming engine upgrade at Spa-Francorchamps, Binotto said he would like it to be both performance and reliability related.

"We have to remember that we also have a limited time for testing parts," he explained. "That has also influenced our work.

"But I don't think we pushed too hard, we just preferred performance over reliability.

"When there were no restrictions, we could develop more and have more time on the test benches. Both were good for performance and reliability.

"But now, with a time limit, we are forced to make choices," Binotto added.


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7 F1 Fan comments on “Ferrari set for F1 engine upgrade right after summer break

  1. Donalf

    On the subject of ferraris pu upgrade, has got to be a joke, why, because if they can't keep the car on the track now then how will they keep it on the track with a new power upgrade they don't need,, upgrade the team principles.

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    • Shawn

      Agreed, Ferrari is not lacking power or quickness on the track. They lack strategy and execution. MB and RB are eating their lunch during the past races just because their team is horrible in 1. coming up with the right strategy, be it tire, pit stops, which driver leads, etc..., and 2. executing whatever that strategy is at the right time. They look like a team who has just reached its first F1 race. They are a JOKE. No real leadership and mistakes after mistakes... I say, "Binotto Got To Go."

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  2. shroppyfly

    Curly Curly, Curly , youd like? it be to be reliability related, oh the Italians lol

    We make pretty, fast cars not reliable ones, is the script for an upcoming tv add campaign lol

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