REVEALED: The Mammoth Power Gains Ferrari Will Receive With Their Incoming F1 Engine Upgrade

Published 08/18/2021, 4:06 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 30, 2021 Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr in action during practice REUTERS/Florion Goga


As the summer break is coming to a close, teams are preparing themselves for the second half of the season. Ferrari are said to bring in a new power unit in order to help close the gap to Red Bull and Mercedes.

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Currently, the Italian team find themselves in third place in the constructors’ standings with 163 points under their belt. They hope that the incoming upgrades for the second half of the season will help get closer to the title contenders.

Ferrari are getting upgrades to help get closer to the leaders

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The Maranello-based team have certainly improved since their disastrous 2020 season. And despite three podiums, they are still not content with the results so far. Hence, Ferrari are going to get upgrades to their power unit to help get to the next level.

As reported by Motorsport, after analyzing the fuel, lubricants & hybrid parts, an increase of 10 horsepower will be achieved through the new updates. Additionally, they will use less fuel to deliver more power due to the high pressure in the combustion chamber.

Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 18, 2021 Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. during the race REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

Furthermore, the new updates will not only have a positive effect on the Scuderia, but also the customer teams. Haas and Alfa Romeo will also benefit from the upgrades, both teams will certainly hope it can deliver better results in the second half of the season.

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How’s the Italian team doing so far?

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The Scuderia have certainly improved since last season, but are hoping to get even better results once the season restarts. The team have managed to get on the podium on three occasions so far this season, thanks to Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc.

However, they haven’t managed to get a win this season. Hence, when the new upgrades are set to coming in the second half of the season, they hope to achieve some victories and seize some points for the championship.

Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Qualifying – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 31, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc during qualifiying REUTERS/Florion Goga

What are your predictions for Ferrari at the Belgium Grand Prix? Will the new upgrades take them to next level? Or will they have a difficult time as Leclerc and Sainz zip around Spa? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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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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