For the season reference at Spa-Francorchamps, Ferrari will arrive with new hybrid system features in its engine block. The last before the creation of the engine freeze that will come into force on September 1.
Mattia Binotto expects a lot from these improvements: “We’re looking forward to an upgrade to the hybrid system which should help us throughout the period when the engine is frozen.”
Boss of Scuderia Ferrari agrees to waive the vehicle’s reliability for performance: “I don’t think we pushed too hard because performance wasn’t good enough, but we clearly prioritized performance over reliability.” he announced.
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So far, this election has been an expensive race. Mattia Binotto highlights the new rules for limiting trial periods: “There are also restrictions on the hours we can spend on the test bench, and these restrictions have affected our work. We have to make decisions with this time constraint”, blames the Italian.
To improve his engine, the head of the Italian team does not refuse to take a voluntary penalty, as Mercedes did last year: “I don’t think it’s a strategy, but a result. It’s always better to have a better engine in terms of performance but also reliability”.