Ferrari attempt to bridge gap with engine upgrades for Canada

Date published: June 8 2016

Ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix, Ferrari will be using three of their engine tokens in an attempt to catch up with rivals Red Bull and Mercedes this weekend.

However, only Sebastian Vettel will receive a new spec turbo ahead of Montreal while both he and his teammate Kimi Raikkonen will both benefit from a revised rear suspension.

According to the head of Ferrari’s power unit department, Mattia Binotto, the upgrades will hopefully be suited for the power- hungry Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

“The hybrid system is important [in Canada], because the main straight requires to deliver all the power, and make sure that in the mixed part of the circuit you are correctly recovering the energy and getting the energy storage quite full by the time you accelerate out of the hairpin and onto the main straight,” Binotto explained.

With the upgraded rear suspension of the SF16-H, Scuderia boss Maurizio Arrivabene is confident that it will improve their ongoing issue with how the car handles the tyres.

“We know the problem is related to how our car works with the tyres,” he added.

“We have to work and solve this problem, because if we cannot start in the top positions then we face problems that should not be ours.”