Ferrari F1 engine customers await solutions to catch up

Formula One World Championship, Rd1, Australian Grand Prix, Race, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Sunday 16 March 2014

Ferrari are on the back foot one race into the 2014 Formula 1 season, which also puts their engine customers in catch up mode.

Sauber team boss Monisha Kaltenborn told Auto Bild ahead of the Malaysian GP weekend, “We know where the weaknesses lie. We clearly have some catching up to do with the drive train.”

Reports in Italy claim that the all new Ferrari V6 yrubo power unit is too heavy and down on top end, relative to the Mercedes engine and even the Renault unit.

But Kaltenborn does not appear overly concerned, “They are already taking measures and within the next three races will you see a difference.”

Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali commented, “We are behind, and when we [we will be able to] attack, is difficult to predict at this time.” (GP247)

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