According to a report from Motorsport Italy, Ferrari recently tested the prototype with a concept power unit for 2026 with 50-50 power distribution and without a Motor Generator Unit – Heat (MGU-H).
The test sees the completion of the initial phase of developing the new power unit under Ferrari’s technical director of the power unit, Enrico Gualtieri.
The new phase will be overseen by Wolf Zimmerman, who was appointed as the head of the project for the new generation of power units in the first quarter of 2023.
Ferrari is placing significant emphasis on the combustion phase of the development, amid F1’s shift to zero-impact fuels by the 2026 season. The team are aided in this domain with their collaboration with AvL, a research centre in Graz which provides expertise in hybrid engines.
It has also reported that there will be multiple editions of the 2026 power unit that will undergo testing, but it has been made clear that the initial test has been successful and has yielded positive results.
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