Ferrari principal Mattia Binotto has confirmed that the team will introduce their Spec 3 power unit at the Italian Grand Prix.
Charles Leclerc claimed his first victory in Formula 1 in Belgium, a win which also gave the Scuderia their first of 2019 and proved Binotto’s maiden win as Ferrari team principal.
Ferrari’s straight-line speed proved too much to handle for Mercedes, despite the best efforts of Lewis Hamilton, and now they head for their home race at Monza full of confidence.
And, if their chances weren’t already good enough, they will now have an engine upgrade at their disposal with the Spec 3 making its debut in front of the Tifosi.
“It’s time for our home Grand Prix and there can be no better way to come to Monza than as the winner of the last round in Spa-Francorchamps,” Binotto said in Ferrari’s preview of their home event.
“It’s a great thank you to our fans who have given us so much support during what has been a far from easy season so far.
“Monza is a track where we run at very high average speeds, featuring long straights and heavy braking, running a low downforce package. This weekend, we plan to introduce our third power unit.
“We saw in Belgium that, in order to win, we must do everything to perfection and our aim is to do exactly that in Monza too. There will be no room for error. Our home race is always important, but that is especially true this time, as we are celebrating 90 years of Scuderia Ferrari.
“Racing in front of our home fans is always an extra boost and further motivation to do well. Apart from anything else, there is no podium quite like Monza and we think there is no better crowd than the Italian one.”