FIA says it has reached agreement with Ferrari

Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc's #16 Ferrari

The FIA announced that, after thorough technical investigations, it has concluded its analysis of the operation of the Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 Power Unit and reached a settlement with the team. The specifics of the agreement will remain between the parties.

The FIA and Scuderia Ferrari have agreed to a number of technical commitments that will improve the monitoring of all Formula 1 Power Units for forthcoming championship seasons as well as assist the FIA in other regulatory duties in Formula 1 and in its research activities on carbon emissions and sustainable fuels.

The FIA offered no further details about the findings of the investigation and said the subsequent agreement with Ferrari would remain private between the team and the governing body.

Suspicion over the way in which Ferrari operates its power unit dates back more than two years and peaked during the 2019 season after Ferrari appeared to be benefiting from a clear power advantage. Rivals teams suspected Ferrari had found a way to circumvent F1's strict fuel flow regulations, but investigations at the time found Ferrari had done nothing wrong and its rivals opted against lodging a formal protest.