(© Ben Johnston 2015)
The Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team are set to receive an even greater challenge from rivals Scuderia Ferrari from the Canadian Grand Prix onwards as the Italian team are set for development push on the power unit side.
It is estimated that the increase in performance will be between 20 and 30 horsepower which will be of great benefit to the team for the Canadian Grand Prix as although the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is essentially a street circuit it is an extremely fast circuit. Ferrari start the European leg of the Formula One season in second place behind the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team in the championship.
However the team will use their development tokens to allow them to carry out development work on the power train.
Ferrari have more tokens in bank than Mercedes and this should help to beat the Silver Arrows more often later this season.
Ferrari Team Principal Maurizio Arrivabene has revealed that the outfit will have an upgrade package for the next race, the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit De Catalunya which takes place in just under three weeks. The team have further developments in the pipeline for later on in the season.
© Ben Johnston 2015