Ferrari Racing Director Laurent Mekies confirmed that the new power unit, which was set to be revealed ahead of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, will be revealed at a later time of the season.
While it has been consistent for Ferrari to bring engine upgrades around the time of the Italian Grand Prix, Mekies clarified that this year will be an exception. The upgrades were underway, in an attempt to be prepared for the upcoming engine freeze in 2022.
“Obviously, the calendar has just changed, so we will have a look at what we can do best. But it won’t be at Monza, it will be further down in the season,” Mekeis said when asked about the updated power unit.
“We haven’t decided yet the exact timing of it.”
Adding onto Mekeis’ statements, Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto emphasized the need to improve on other aspects besides the power unit, and that the upcoming upgrades should prove to be useful from next year.
“It [Power Unit Upgrades] will be by the end of the season. It’s not coming so soon. It’s not for the next two or three races, but certainly a significant upgrade on the hybrid side, we [will be] setting a new technology for us for the future,” Binotto explained.
“For us, it was important as well in the view of 2022, because whatever [we] will bring in upgrades will be useful in terms of experience for next year.”