The last edition of the Formula 1 World Championship, when we talk about Ferrari and the teams that use the Ferrari power unit, was marked by a pronounced lack of power of that power unit, and consequently the poor results of Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, and Haas.
Perhaps the best evidence of a bad year is the positions in the ranking of constructors - sixth, eighth and ninth. In 2021, Ferrari expects a significant shift when it comes to the powertrain. The new engine created in Maranello should bring a step forward, and the same is expected by the head of the Alfa Romeo team, which presented their C41 car on Monday.
With the new engine, Alfa would like to reduce the gap behind the teams from the middle of the standings.
Cooperation with Ferrari
"Cooperation with Ferrari is going very well. We had an important and long meeting over the winter, covering topics from last year with which we didn’t do a perfect job."
"But we are on the right track, ”says Vasseur, adding,“ The collaboration is getting better and better, and for their part, I think they will make up for a lot of what was a problem last year. ” Assuming that Ferrari’s new engine would indeed be powerful enough and offer drivers more power to fight the other cars on the grid, in the ranks of the Alfa they still had to make sure the aerodynamic package was efficient.
Despite some changes in the rules, Vasseur believes that quality work has been done in this area as well. It seems that there have been big changes and that Alfa and Ferrari will enter stronger this season than ever. They are aware of the competition and the seriousness of other teams that are already working hard on their cars.
They now aim to make their car the most dominant and it will take a lot of effort and work. The new engine created in Maranello should bring a step forward, and the same is expected by the head of the Alfa Romeo team. “Although certain restrictions and rule changes have been set, we still have the freedom to develop the car from the aerodynamics side and we have done so."
"However, it doesn't matter how much you develop the car, you have to do better than the others. We have made some improvements. The FIA has decided to change the rules to slow down the cars, and I think we are coming back at a decent level, ”said the head of Alfa's team.