MAY 14, 2016
Customers happy with Ferrari engine upgrade
Ferrari's 2016-spec engine customers have given the thumbs up to the new 'power unit' specification released by the Maranello marque for Spain.
The works team debuted the update in Russia, but it is now up and running at the customer teams Sauber and Haas as well.
"It's a track on which we have a good reference," Sauber's Felipe Nasr, referring to Barcelona, told UOL.
"The improvement in the engine is noticeable, although it's a small step focused mostly on energy recovery. But it's better than nothing," he added.
Indeed, the engine is struggling Sauber's only upgrade this weekend.
As for the new American team Haas, drivers Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutierrez are struggling with the car but happy with the engine update.
"The drivers are very happy with it," team boss Gunther Steiner is quoted by Auto Motor und Sport.
"It is a small development step but performance, driveability and energy management are all better."