Rivals could protest Ferrari battery

Rivals could protest Ferrari battery – A fresh protest by teams could mar next weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix.

There have already been questions about the legality of the Ferrari SF71H. They have been pushing the limits of legality with the oil consumption and the new Halo hung mirrors introduced for the Spanish Grand Prix.

But now, rivals are considering lodging official protests against the Ferrari battery next time out at Monaco, according to Auto Motor und Sport.

It’s alleged that Ferrari may be getting more than the allowed four megajoules of energy from its battery by bypassing a sensor which translates into an additional boost of 20HP during qualifying.

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“The alleged trickery is so complicated that FIA engineers are struggling to understand it,” said correspondent Michael Schmidt.

Title rivals Mercedes are after the FIA to act much more quickly with regards to figuring out if the Ferrari is legal.

“Any race in which grey areas remain grey can be a lost race,” said Mercedes team chairman Niki Lauda.

“The FIA has to clarify these unanswered questions by the race in Monte Carlo,” he added.

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