FIA announces private settlement about Ferrari power unit

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Formula One's governing body has announced that it has come to a settlement with Scuderia Ferrari after investigations into its 2019 power unit, considered the most powered in F1.

The Ferrari power unit has been a source of widespread speculation throughout 2019, with rivals surprised by the leap Ferrari had managed to make compared to their performance the year before. It was thought that the team were somehow circumventing the fuel flow sensor, thereby enabling them to burn more fuel for short periods, a feat proving very handy in qualifying.

Though none of it was proven, the FIA did perform an investigation into the power unit, and how exactly Ferrari was operating it. A statement released by the governing body reads that the matter is now considered closed.

"The FIA announces 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".

It was also agreed that Ferrari would assist the FIA in "other regulatory duties in Formula 1 and in its research activities on carbon emissions and sustainable fuels".