Ferrari launches 2014 turbo engine
19 December 2013 – Ferrari officially presented its 2014 engine to the public at its Maranello headquarters on Thursday afternoon.
Next season, the sport enters a new era with the introduction of turbocharged 1.6-litre V6 powerplants, after the previous V8 units – in use for eight seasons – ended their tenure at this year's Brazilian Grand Prix.
The Italian brand is the last of Formula 1's current engine makers to unveil the fundamentals of its next generation powerplant, with Renault and Mercedes publishing rendered images and test bed recordings in the summer.
"As a result of the 2014 regulations, we no longer talk of engines, but of power units," said Head of Engines and Electronics Luca Marmorini. "It's a very complex project and we have been working on it for the past two years."
Ferrari's new powertrain is to go by the tagline of 059/3, it was also confirmed by the team. Renault has named its latest creation the Energy F1-2014, while final supplier Mercedes is yet to go into detail about its naming plans.
In 2015, Honda will return to the sport in partnership with McLaren, raising the number of suppliers to four.