Toto Wolff, MercedesAMG’s team boss says Ferrari’s power advantage in F1 this season has been up to 50bhp at times.
Although MercedesAMG has successfully captured its 6th straight drivers’ and constructors’ championship double, it has faced a tough time overcoming its rival’s straightline performance advantage in races.
While some of that gain is from Ferrari’s aero efficiency, there has been little doubt that it has produced the strongest engine in F1 this year.
Asked to offer some insight into what kind of margin Ferrari had over Mercedes in this regard, Wolff said: “It fluctuates. What we have seen is it is up to 50bhp difference. And the tendency is that it is rising.”
Key for MercedesAMG has been trying to understand where Ferrari has had the edge, and Mr. Wolff thinks his team has the answers for what it needs to do to catch up in power terms in Y 2020.
“If we take all measures that are necessary, we should be able to have a balanced competition in the power unit area again,” he said.
Mr. Wolff also thinks that Honda’s progress has been rapid this year, and believes that in the high altitude of Mexico last month Red Bull Racing’s engine supplier was actually better than the MercedesAMG over a single lap.
“It varies from track to track,” he said about Honda’s power Vs MercedesAMG.
“In Mexico I would have even thought they had a little advantage in qualifying.
“But that was because of the altitude. Our architecture is not optimised for that one outlier.”
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HeffX-LTN overall technical outlook for RACE is Very Bullish, overhead resistance is NIL and Key support at 164.68 as all Key indicators turned Very Bullish and the stock has established long term support ahead of this breakout.
Ferrari finished at 165.47, +1.61 Thursday in NY.
Ferrari will continue to create value in the long term. Ferrari is a quality 1st long term luxury products investment, and I see it at 200+/share in that frame.
Enjoy the racing this weekend