Ferrari has showed good pace and reliability in this year’s pre-season Formula 1 tests, but the Scuderia is looking to make further gains with an innovative new fuel injection system.
According to Motorsport.com, Ferrari has developed a new ‘double anchor’ fuel injector that more accurately controls fuel flow rate on the injector. It’s impossible to say how the innovative new solution works, but it’s likely that the ‘double anchor’ injector would better control the fuel flow of the ‘anchor’ injection in a three-shot injection fuel cycle. This would mimic the additional power and efficiency afforded by a double jet injector, which is banned from Formula 1.
Ferrari took to the track again today in its new SF70H F1 car, however Kimi Raikkonen completed just 53 laps before he spun and hit the barriers at Turn 3, bringing out the red flag. Raikkonen’s fastest lap of the session was a 1:20.406s, which was the third quickest lap of the day behind Williams’ Felipe Massa (1:19.420) and Mercedes’ Valteri Bottas (1m19.310).