Ferrari’s Technical director, Pat Fry thinks that reliability will be the determining factor that creates the difference between the three engine manufacturers involved in F1 2014 season, more than any performance gaps .
In 2014, Ferrari, Mercedes and Renault, engine manufactures to provide V6 turbo with an energy recovery system(ERS), which will provide an additional 161 horses during 33.3 seconds per turn.
“The differences between the engines will be primarily determined by the reliability,” says Fry in the columns of Auto Motor und Sport.
“The technology is so complicated that 5 engines [with driver] is really a very small amount. I do not think that large performance differences arise. Maybe there will be during races when fuel determines the power. ”
In addition, Columbia ensures that we should not underestimate the changes to the regulations in the wind field, confirming that surprises can be expected on the design of cars 2014.
“The aerodynamic rules are quite clear, but I see a few ways to interpret things differently. There will be solutions never seen before. “