MtthsMlw wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:29 pm
Don't know if you should make anything out of this but in a Finnish Twitch interview Mika Salo said the following about Ferrari's engine saga:
Salo: "They [Alfa] suffered from Ferrari's cheat last year because they had Ferrari motors and could use less gas, so I think Alfa would be pretty good this year when they get their full power."
Interviewer: "So Ferrari's getting out a new engine, right?"
Salo: "I dunno if it's a new engine but they're allowed to use it to its full power. Having to use less gas was their punishment for their cheating last year"
Video and translation from here
The previous translation of Salo´s interview linked here isn´t very exact, here´s the discussed part more word by word, from Finnish to English:
Discussion before the Ferrari PU comments is about Kimi´s situation in Alfa. Kristian Sohlberg mentions Kimi´s known good abilities to help the team to develop the car within the season. Salo then shares some opinion why last season was what is was for Alfa:
M.S.: "They [Alfa] suffered from Ferrari's cheat last year because they had Ferrari motors, and were allowed to use less gas, so I think Alfa would be pretty good this year when they get the full power from there."
K.S.: "So Ferrari's getting out a new engine, right?"
M.S.: "I dunno if it's a new engine but they're allowed to take the full power out again from there, what they couldn´t do because of the fraud.. , They were allowed to use less gas compared to the previous years.”
K.S.: “Oh, there were that kind of punishment, it was that some deal..”
M.S.: “It was the punishment for that some screw up that they had done on previous year "
On Salo´s second comment, He uses word "uudestaan", "again", which is missing from the previous translation. But is it really meaning that the "trick" could be used again as is, or something else, one can not tell. Could also just mean, that Ferrari powered teams can again use the full amount of gasoline, to get the full power out.