In the 2019 season of the F1 equipment Ferrari gave several headaches to Mercedes thanks to a very competitive power unit. However, following a complaint made by Red Bull it was learned that this engine was not framed within the regulations. The International Automobile Federation took action on the matter, confirmed the suspicions and imposed a penalty on the Scuderia, which was never publicly known ... until now.
According to the former Finnish driver Mila Salo the sanction was use less fuel than the rest, something that led both Ferrari and its client teams Alfa Romeo y Haas, not to squeeze their cars as much as possible to reach the end of the Grand Prix.
Salo revealed the mystery on his Twitch channel when he analyzed the possibilities of compatriot Kimi Räikkönen, Alfa Romeo driver, to be later this year. "The team suffered from Ferrari's wrongdoing in 2019. They have been forced to use less fuel, so Alfa Romeo may be in a good position if they can perform at their best in the race this season."He said.
“I don't know if they will have a new engine for 2021. But at least Alfa Romeo will be allowed to get all the power. They were not allowed last year because of Ferrari ”, insisted the Nordic, who is usually a commentator on his country's TV and, sporadically, a sports commissioner in F.1 events.