311 km / h, four more than Valtteri Bottas: Charles Leclerc had the highest maximum speed recorded during the Turkish Grand Prix, testifying to the good work done at Maranello regarding the upgrade of the hybrid system on the power unit. Now Leclerc and Sainz do not yet have the same cavalry as their opponents, but there is little time left to make the catch. “It seems to me that Ferrari is growing more than its rivals”, the words of a galvanized Leclerc, who also led the race for a few laps in Turkey.
For years, the Scuderia di Maranello has been giving fans an appointment with a return to victory in 2022, but in this final of 2021 a tasty anticipation has arrived that increases confidence in view of the long-awaited recovery in the next season. “The performances on the track respected the results recorded in the bench tests – added as reported by today’s edition of The Gazzetta dello Sport Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto on the updated power unit – the thermal part of the engine will also be very different compared to the past and will have to bring us back to being competitive especially in anticipation of the freezing of the power units “. The big unknown at the power unit level will be understanding how much the new gasoline will affect the 10% ethanol (mandatory for all) in power recovery.
Binotto will not follow Ferrari on the track in either Mexico or Brazil at the beginning of November. In fact, the 2022 project arrived at a crucial stage in its genesis. “The design of the chassis, suspension, gearbox is defined, we work on the external shapes (aerodynamics, ailerons, bodywork) but also on the power unit which will be completely new next year”, he points out on his pages Republic. There collected – not just electric – Ferrari is tangible, from words to deeds and the results on the track are starting to reflect the work done at Maranello.