Scuderia Ferrari has developed an all-new power unit for the 2021 Formula One season in a bid to claw back performance after carrying a much-publicised power deficit throughout last season following the introduction of a controversial FIA technical directive.
The drop in engine performance had a knock-on effect for Ferrari’s customer teams, Alfa Romeo and Haas, with both suffering a notable slump in competitiveness last season compared to the previous year.
Scuderia Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto revealed at the end of last year that the Italian manufacturer’s new 2021 engine was already delivering “very promising” dyno figures, and speaking after the launch of Alfa Romeo’s 2021 car – the C41 – on Monday, Italian driver Antonio Giovinazzi appeared equally confident.
Antonio Giovinazzi on the 2021 Ferrari Power Unit:
“In Maranello they are positive. We don’t know the amount that we will gain, especially because we don’t know how much the others improved. The good thing is that at Ferrari there is a positive atmosphere, especially for the power unit”