Scuderia Ferrari will spend the first on its in-season development tokens on engine upgrades ahead of the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix, Motorsport.com reports.
Ferrari’s tokens will reportedly be spent tweaking the design of the engine in order to capitalize on new fuel developed for the team by Shell. Other electronics modifications will also be made.
The changes are expect to increase the flow of gases to the turbocharger turbine, allowing the SF16-H to produce more power and thus reach a higher top speed down the straights.
Sebastian Vettel’s car failed to lineup for the 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday after experiencing an engine failure on the formation lap. At the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, Kimi Raikkonen failed to finish after the turbocharger in his engine failed. It’s not clear if Ferrari’s planned changes will also help with the SF16-H’s reliability.