Ferrari have confirmed they intend to bring through 'significant' updates to their power unit before the end of the 2021 season, in order to be best prepared for the engine freeze for the 2022 season.
Team boss Mattia Binotto explained that the updates will be wide in scope, taking in most of the components and ancillaries of the engine.
“From now to the end of the season we will bring a power unit development,” Binotto told select members of the media, including RacingNews365.com.
“Which, just to clarify, the regulations for 2021 [say] that you may have a brand new power unit in 2021. So, it means that you may bring an update in all the components of the power unit, whatever it is... ICE [internal combustion engine], turbo, MGU-H, batteries, MGU-K, etc.
“But what we made at the start of the season, we didn’t complete the entire power unit development, so there are still components which are the ones of last year and we will bring an evolution to those ones.”
Binotto is expecting this to represent a 'significant' jump in performance on the power unit side, which has been the Scuderia's Achilles' Heel since the end of 2019.
“That will be for us an important or, at least, a significant step for the end of the season. But more importantly it will be for us, again, experience in the view of 2022.
“So I think that’s all the ingredients to complete well the season and I think third certainly will be [possible].”