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Has a 'free' energy trick given Ferrari an F1 edge?

Has a 'free' energy trick given Ferrari an F1 edge?
Jonathan Noble
By: Jonathan Noble
Jul 19, 2018, 11:49 AM

Earlier this year there was huge intrigue over what Ferrari was doing with its battery system. Now the breakthrough it made is becoming clear, and it seems to have played a big part in Ferrari's surge to the top of the championship table.

Ferrari's strong form at Silverstone a fortnight ago renewed focus on the progress the team has made with its car, and even prompted renewed intrigue about a potential 'free' energy trick it has up its sleeve.

But rather than this being the start of a bubbling fresh cheat controversy, it appears that instead the boffins at Maranello may be doing something very clever to exploit a freedom in the rule book. 

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Series Formula 1
Teams Ferrari Shop Now
Author Jonathan Noble