If the 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix was a huge disappointment on track for Scuderia Ferrari, perhaps one of the biggest of the Mattia Binotto era, in the Maranello factory progress is being made in terms of reliability, mainly in view of the 2023 Formula 1 season, especially now that realistically for the Italian side the prospects of challenging Red Bull ths year for any title are gone.
“We are managing the reliability problems well. We are working on the definitive solution; it is something that takes time and that must be completely resolved by 2023. This does not mean that it will not be resolved by this year… “. These were Mattia Binotto’s comments to a specific question about a possible fix for the power unit reliability issues, asked by Formu1a.uno. In fact, if there is a positive note for Ferrari, it is that of having shown – perhaps – a temporary solution to contain the problem, stopping the introduction of new elements from the French GP, when the first countermeasures were put in place.
Furthermore, according to what has been reported by F1 journalists and insiders Piergiuseppe Donadoni and Paolo D’Alessandro for Formu1a.uno, a very important dynamical test bench run for the power unit is underway this week. This would be a new updated component which Ferrari plans to introduce on the next Power Units. When? There is great confidence and good chances already in the second half of the 2022 Formula 1 season. However, the Maranello team will have to get approval from the FIA, which is always a very long process.