Binotto Surprisingly Reveals Ferrari are Still Working on Their Anticipated F1 Engine

Published 09/10/2021, 2:40 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 20, 2021 Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto provided an update on the development of the 2022 car. In his press conference at the Italian Grand Prix in Monza, Binotto revealed that they have developed quite a few parts of the 2022 car.

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The Italian stated that the chassis of the car is in production, but the engine is still in development. He mentioned that the power unit needs more time and attention before going into production.

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While providing an update on the 2022 car, Binotto emphasized they need to find solutions for their engine. Currently, the Ferrari team have the slowest engine on the grid in terms of horsepower.

“The chassis of the 2022 car has been defined and is already in production. We are still working on the aerodynamics, but above all on the power unit. We are looking for all the solutions to increase the power of the engine and still guarantee sufficient reliability.” said Binotto.

NUERBURG, GERMANY – Scuderia Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto walks in the Paddock before final practice ahead of the F1 Eifel Grand Prix at Nuerburgring in Nuerburg, Germany. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

But the Ferrari team boss is optimistic that they will find the solutions for their engine troubles before the start of the 2022 season.

“We are working hard on the 2022 engine. In particular, on the hybrid part, on the materials used and on many other aspects,” mentioned Mattia.

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I think there are things that can be improved: Mattia Binotto

Mattia Binotto also gave his opinion on the sprint qualifying this weekend at Monza. He mentioned he is looking forward to having a different format for the weekend.

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“I said it at the start, this weekend may be interesting as well because it is a different format to the normal one, so having the quail on Friday, having only one hour for the drivers to prepare for it and going straight into the attack is something which is interesting because it jeopardizes the overall balance and performance of the teams.” said the Ferrari team principal.

MONZA, ITALY: Scuderia Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto talks in the Team Principals Press Conference during practice for the F1 Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo di Monza in Monza, Italy. (Photo by XPB/Pool via Getty Images)

“In favor, generally speaking, I am pretty sure that we can address it in terms of details. I think there are things that can be improved. They are open-minded to discuss with F1, the FIA, and other teams and we can do it only after the three races and when the full experiment can be concluded, “said Binotto on his take on sprint quali.

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Ferrari will look to perform well in their home race despite being underdogs because of their engine deficit.

Can Ferrari spring a surprise at Monza? let us know.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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