Since the start of the 2022 season Ferrari has wreaked havoc on the track. The Maranello team is on the way to glory thanks to the spectacular driving style of its drivers. Charles Leclerc and Carlo Sainzwhich is equally aided by the beast they developed, the F1-75.
In the early stages of the season it is evident that the F1-75 is the most complete car on the grid. In terms of reliability and all-around performance, it has yet to disappoint its fans. However, there was only one aspect where it was second – on the straights.
Ferrari was beaten red bull on the straight, which turned out to be a crucial factor in Leclerc’s defeat in Saudi Arabia. But it seems they took care of that in Australia as they looked just as quick. It is reported by Formula1a.uno that they unlocked 5 HP in Australia to counter Red Bull’s pace.
Was the 5hp increase critical to Ferrari’s performance?
Red Bull have been the fastest on the grid so far, but have constantly suffered from reliability issues. The team couldn’t fully capitalize on its advantage as Max Verstappen didn’t finish 2 of the first 3 races and the Italian team is already chasing him.
In Australia, Leclerc drove with more flair and speed on all curves and straights. He kept setting faster laps which sent a clear message to other teams in the field, especially Red Bull.
Ferrari can also unleash more power to Italy. Their PU is based on reliability, and they used to say, “We’re more interested in ending the reliability data collection program, at least by Race 5 [Miami].” That means they plan to unleash more power when those dates allow them, but only from Spain, ie in the sixth round.
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https://firstsportz.com/formula-one-ferrari-cranked-up-the-engine-power-to-counteract-the-improved-efficiency-of-red-bull-in-australia/ Ferrari boosted ‘engine power’ to counter Red Bull’s improved efficiency in Australia » FirstSportz