Ater a strong start to the 2018 F1 season, Scuderia Ferrari have suddenly found themselves behind Mercedes and a performance boost for the Canadian Grand Prix may be needed to turn around their fortunes, as reported by Spanish national daily sport newspaper owned by Unidad Editorial, Marca.
May 27 saw the sport head to Monaco for the least power dependent circuit of the season, putting the emphasis on how each team arrives in Montreal next weekend for a race typically won by those with the greatest engine capacity. That would suit Mercedes who tend to thrive in Canada as well as at similar venues such as Spa and Silverstone, however La Gazzetta dello Sport and Marca detail how a modification to the Ferrari power unit pistons is set to deliver a 15-20 BHP boost. If the Scuderia’s power disadvantage can be closed up, reliability will become the great focus of the Italians with such issues the main reason behind Scuderia Ferrari German driver Sebastian Vettel’s failed championship bid last year. Although it still may not be that simple for Ferrari if Renault deliver their expected upgrade in June while Mercedes are also thought to be preparing something.