FIA and Ferrari have an agreementFebruary 29, 2020
After last year’s Italian Grand Prix, rivals had suspicions that Ferrari’s power plants might not comply with the technical regulations – too much and inexplicable advantage in power had the Scuderia riders on long lines in Monza. The teams even sent a request to the FIA with a request to understand the situation.
It has been speculated that the engineers of the Italian team managed to find a solution that allows you to bypass the fuel consumption sensors. Thus, the engines could spend more than the amount of fuel allowed by the regulation, which contributed to the growth of power.
The story was continued before the US Grand Prix when the FIA issued the TD 039/19 technical directive, which explicitly prohibited the use of systems that affect the readings of fuel consumption sensors. By a strange coincidence, after the release of this directive, Ferrari suffered a loss of competitiveness. Of course, in Scuderia they assured that this is a simple coincidence and all the assumptions about the influence of the directive on reducing the power of power plants have no basis.
Today, the FIA published a short but curious press release entitled “The FIA completed the analysis of the Ferrari power plant.” Below we give the whole text, but we can conclude from the document that the representatives of the federation did find something in the Ferrari power plant that could violate the regulations, but the parties reached certain agreements, and the FIA decided not to give further progress to the matter.
The FIA announces that, after thorough technical investigations, it completed the analysis of the Ferrari team’s power plant and reached an agreement with the team. Details of the agreement will remain between the parties.
The FIA and Ferrari have agreed on a number of technical obligations that will improve the monitoring of the operation of all Formula 1 power plants in the upcoming seasons, and will also help the FIA in fulfilling its regulatory functions in Formula 1 and in its research activities on carbon emissions and alternative fuels.
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