365体育备用网站Formula 1’s governing body, the FIA, says it has reached a settlement with Ferrari in the wake of an investigation into the marque’s power unit, which was the subject of much speculation in 2019.
Ferrari held a power advantage through 2019 and rival teams insinuating that the manufacturer was bending the regulations, amid claims that the fuel flow sensor was being tricked, enabling more fuel to be delivered to the power unit.
The sole penalty came in Abu Dhabi’s season finale when Ferrari was hit with a €50,000 fine after the team wrongly declared how much fuel was aboard Charles Leclerc’s car, prompting claims the two were related.
The power unit rules have since been revised for 2020, requiring teams to add a second fuel flow sensor to their power units.
Ferrari has repeatedly strenuously denied any accusations delivered its way.
365体育备用网站A statement issued on Friday by the FIA reads: “The FIA announces that, after thorough technical investigations, it has concluded its analysis of the operation of the Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 Power Unit and reached a settlement with the team. The specifics of the agreement will remain between the parties.
“The FIA and Scuderia Ferrari have agreed to a number of technical commitments that will improve the monitoring of all Formula 1 Power Units for forthcoming championship seasons as well as assist the FIA in other regulatory duties in Formula 1 and in its research activities on carbon emissions and sustainable fuels.”
No further comment has been issued on the matter, which was made public 10 minutes prior to the end of pre-season testing, and after all of Ferrari’s media-related activities had been concluded for the week.