Last season Ferrari changed within six months to the team with the strongest engine to the team with the slowest engine. The reason for this has never been officially declared, but it is assumed that the Ferrari engine was illegal in 2019. In Maranello, of course, we are working hard to make up for this loss.
Motorsport.com reports that the Italian side wants to improve the performance of the MGU-H thanks to a slightly smaller turbocharger and an innovative intercooler. However, the biggest change takes place with the V6 combustion engine.
Ferrari in 2021 with ‘Superfast’
Ferrari would have developed an internal combustion engine with a very fast ignition. Internally, therefore, the engine is already referred to as ‘Superfast’. Because of this technique it comes close to the ignition speed of Diesel engines. In this way, fuel enters the engine faster and more efficiently, which results in more power. In order for this system to work optimally, the inlets and outlets of the engine are also adjusted, whereby the air can be pumped through the system faster. Thanks to new materials, this should not be at the expense of reliability.
Scuderia Ferrari does not yet think it will be able to exceed the level of Mercedes, but it is a step in the right direction to close the gap in 2021.