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2016 Ferrari F1 engine preparation



Ferrari strongly expecting, they can take the step forward necessary to fight Mercedes for 2016 F1 world championship, team boss Maurizio Arrivabene told BBC at Russian GP paddock.

F1 veteran technical journalist Giorgio Piola wrote in Ferrari have a new engine block which they have developed and are considering using for the final races of 2015.

2016 Ferrari F1 engine preparation

2016 Ferrari F1 engine preparation – Images © Giorgio Piola/

Giorgio Piola: “It is a 2016 treatment, which also requires a new gearbox. In this drawing we can see that on the 2015 engine the oil tank has been moved from the back of the engine to the front (red arrows). The new unit will also have the MGU-K removed from the back to the lower-left side of the block (blue arrows), like all the other manufacturers do.”

“The objective is to make a narrower rear end to the car for aerodynamic reasons. The suggestion is that Kimi Raikkonen, who is not in championship contention, will use the new unit at the next round in the United States and then Ferrari can test and develop it in the final four races of the season.” (Credit: Piola)

Ferrari can fight for the 2016 F1 titles

Ferrari can fight for the 2016 F1 titles

Ferrari can fight for the 2016 F1 titles

“We are happy with this year but we need to keep our feet on the ground looking at the results. Arrivabene told BBC Sport

“We want to be competitive next year and that means being able to fight hopefully head to head with Mercedes.”

Arrivabene said the key to Ferrari’s progress was working together as a team, rather than as separate departments.

“Sebastian has the enthusiasm,” he said.

“With the results he was able to get together with the team he had even more a kind of commitment.

“Then in my role I need to make the right balance, not only in between the drivers, but also in between the team because all the components of the team are doing their job.

“We need to prevent the creation of any kind of silos and we must be focused on what we are doing and on working together. Of course the driver is the main actor of the show but when the driver has a good car and can extrapolate the best then the whole orchestra sounds good.”

In 2016 all bets are off – Marchionne

In 2016 all bets are off - Marchionne

In 2016 all bets are off – Marchionne

Ferrari’s power-unit presently trail Mercedes’, they positively fall within any reasonable definition of ‘competitive’ units.

Moreover, Ferrari are adamant they have the potential to match the Silver Arrows’ power output next year. “In 2016 all bets are off,” Marchionne told Sky Sports.

“We’re entering the season with a completely re-designed engine and car; and I feel relatively comfortable that Ferrari will be back and a true competitor, as opposed to being a catch-up artist.”

Ferrari to change engine shape for 2016

Ferrari to change engine shape for 2016

Ferrari to change engine shape for 2016

Last month Ferrari confirms that, 2016 with a “completely different car and engine”.

That was the claim made by President Sergio Marchionne as he visited the Monza paddock for Italian Grand prix.

Many were surprised when they heard those words, as the regulations are not changing considerably for 2016, ahead of the expected rules revolution for 2017.

“We must also think about the work of the aerodynamicists. Marchionne said

“Today they have difficulties to continue their development programme because of the dimensions of the power unit.

“If you look at a photograph taken from above, you can easily see that our car has a wider rear end than the competition,” he added.


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