Formula 1 news: Christian Horner raises questions over Ferrari’s 2019 fuel smell as he sublty suggests FIA to look into the matter
Ferrari seemed to have unlocked their true pace, with the Bahrain GP weekend a sneak peek into the actual potential that the Ferrari package possesses.
While an engine short circuit and a Sebastian Vettel handed the race win to Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton, the paddock already fears the kind of advantage Ferrari have going into the next few races.
With Shanghai and Azerbaijan having two of the longest straights on the F1 calendar, Ferrari could really make giant strides on the constructor’s and driver’s table. According to AMuS, Ferrari have a 0.5s advantage over Mercedes on straights and that could really come into the equation in F1’s 1000th grand prix in China this weekend.
Now, according to the reports, Shell seem to have worked some magic with their fuel, one that is helping Ferrari unlock more power from their car than was initially expected. And, Red Bull seem to have a problem with it and are subtly asking the FIA to look into what is happening at Ferrari.
Christian Horner: “The fuel from Ferrari smells like grapefruit juice”
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Horner raises questions over Ferrari’s 2019 fuel smell
Adrian Newey has spoken about how they felt FIA had ironed out all possible loopholes, but with Ferrari unlocking more potential than expected, the loopholes still seem to be around.
“We actually thought that the FIA had filled all the last holes in the regulations.” Adrian Newey said.
Christian Horner too has spoken about the bizarre grapefruit fuel smell that has been coming out of that Ferrari garage. Maybe Horner is trying to signal to the FIA about something fishy going on at Ferrari or he is simply trying to take the mickey out of the media.
“The fuel from the Ferrari garage smells like grapefruit juice.” Christian Horner said.
Having won two out of the first two grand prix, Mercedes would be hoping that they can grind out a result in China as well, despite Ferrari having the apparent advantage. Ferrari on the other hand will need to sort out their issues and get a result in China, as a unfavourable result could result in some gap between Mercedes and Ferrari going into Baku.