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Ferrari considering engine upgrade for Canada

Ferrari came into the 2016 Formula One World Championship believing that this was the season that they would challenge Mercedes.

But it hasn't quite worked out that way, in fact, despite Red Bull Racing competing with a re-branded Renault engine it was they who were best placed to take the victory when Mercedes slipped up and in Monaco, once again Red Bull proved they are now the best-of-the-rest.

This comes despite major updates to the car in Russia, including a new front wing and using three of their remaining engine tokens for improvements to the V6 Turbo-Hybrid power-unit in a bid to improve performance and reliability issues.

motorsport.com suggested the changes to the power-unit were to improve the combustion of the engine, with modifications hoping to help the turbo perform better, increasing horsepower and also improving the efficiency of the Energy Recovery System.

If this brought any improvements, it hasn't been overly noticeable and now Ferrari are considering using another engine upgrade for the Canadian Grand Prix.

Ferrari Team principal Maurizio Arrivabene stopped short of stating if these developments would see the team use further engine tokens.

'We will bring some news on the power unit front, But we do not yet know whether or not we will spend the tokens. We're talking to the FIA to decide what to do.' he told motorsport.com.








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Date:Tuesday June 7 2016

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