Ferrari F1 Set for a Major Engine Upgrade for the Turkish Grand Prix

Published 09/21/2021, 8:29 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 10, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc during qualifying REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini


Ferrari had a disappointing home race at the Italian Grand Prix in Monza. Charles Leclerc came fourth while Carlos Sainz took sixth place. However, the team hasn’t lost hope as a new power unit set to come in at the Turkish Grand Prix will give the car more horsepower.

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McLaren had a spectacular weekend in Monza which sees them in third place in the constructor’s champion, while Ferrari has fallen down to fourth. The Italian team hopes the upcoming power unit set for the Turkish Grand Prix will give them the extra boost that they need.

Ferrari hopes the engine upgrade in Turkey will make the difference

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After failing to make an impact at the Italian GP, where the team lost out on several crucial points for the championship. The Italian team hopes the upgrade will take place at Istanbul Park will help bridge the gap to their rivals in the championship race.

Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 11, 2021 Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc during practice REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

As reported by Auto Motor Und Sport, Ferrari will get an engine upgrade for the race in Turkey after the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi. It is said that the new power unit will give the drivers an extra 10-15 horsepower, and knowing the track is meant for overtaking, it will certainly benefit the team.

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The Maranello-based outfit would have hoped that their home race would have panned out differently. Instead, they were beaten by their arch-rivals, McLaren, who are now ahead of them in the team standings.

But, Sainz and Leclerc haven’t given up, as, in a few days’ time, they will be zipping around Sochi for the Russian Grand Prix. They hope to score a good result this weekend, with the aim of stealing third place from McLaren in the standings.

Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 11, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc during the sprint qualifying REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

However, the Woking-based outfit are optimistic about the upcoming race, as they scored a one-two finish in the last race weekend. But, know that Ferrari will throw everything at them to get ahead in the championship.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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