Scuderia Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto is proud to have the best F1 engine: the Maranello team has no intention of losing this supremacy and for the 2020 season has prepared a power unit with some interesting solutions. Ferrari wants to maintain motor supremacy. The Scuderia in 2019 deployed the most powerful power unit, taking the record from Mercedes since the beginning of the hybrid era in 2014.
The superiority of the 6-cylinder turbo signed 064/3 has triggered the allegations of the opponents who have launched several suspicions of illegality of the Maranello unit which, however, has always been perfectly in compliance with the checks carried out by the FIA.
“The power unit theme was thorny – admitted Mattia Binotto, Ferrari team principal – in the sense that last year we were the most controlled team ever. Both before and after the technical directives issued by the FIA. When one acquires a certain competitive advantage, the opponents inevitably tend to point the finger “.
The power unit is certainly the most complex part of an F1 car and regulatory interpretations are by no means simple. The FIA has tried to intervene on some gray parts of the rules, but the imagination of motorists always overcomes the constraints of the legislator …
“F1 is a very complex regulation in general which is sometimes not easy to interpret. Each manufacturer always tries to interpret it to extract its maximum performance “.
The 2020 engine was born from a new project that concerns in particular the upper part of the engine with new heads that have a different combustion chamber, but also the fixing points to the frame have changed because the installation of the power unit has been further extreme in the frame of the 671 with the movement of some important accessories.
According to rumors presented by Motorsport Italy, the staff of Enrico Gualtieri has developed an unprecedented intercooler to cool the compressor air: those who think it may be an adaptation of the Cavallino solution to the 2019 FIA technical directives are very wrong, because they tell Motorsport Italy that Maranello embarked on the development of a concept that seeks reliability and performance. With particular attention also to the integration of the engine into the machine to obtain aerodynamic advantages.