Cape Town - There are encouraging signs coming from Ferrari's Maranello
base, with Autosport reporting that reliability targets have been met with
their 2018 engine.
The reliability of the power units will be under even more
scrutiny this season with the engine limit being reduced from four to three
before grid penalties start coming into effect.
Ferrari's season unravelled partly due to reliability
issues, but it appears the Scuderia have been learning from their mistakes.
Autosport believe Ferrari engine boss Corrado Iotti has been
overseeing the development of a new cylinder head which will be rolled out
later in the season without an alloy steel piston concept which was going to be
introduced by ex-Ferrari chief Lorenzo Sassi.
Sassi was axed by Ferrari last year and is due to start
working with rivals Mercedes now that he is close to serving his gardening