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Ferrari testing 2014 engine on dyno

ESPN Staff
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Ferrari is working on its 2012, 2013 and 2014 engine projects simultaneously © Ferrari
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Ferrari's head of engine and electronics Luca Marmorini has revealed that the team is already testing a prototype V6 engine on the dyno in Maranello.

With the futures of Cosworth and PURE unclear, Mercedes' Norbert Haug recently said he expects only three engine brands to be on the 2014 grid; Mercedes, Ferrari and Renault. Now Marmorini has confirmed that the Ferrari project is already at an advanced stage, with the 1.6-litre V6 already being tested at Maranello.

"It is a very challenging period for power train people," Marmorini told the official Ferrari website. "We are working on the 2012 power train, and the rest of the season is very important. No-one's mentioned that we have to work on the 2013 engine; with the new installation that's a big work. At the same time we have the V6 - the first prototype V6 - running on the dyno, and this is a very interesting project.

"The 2014 regulation is extremely challenging, a completely new Formula One power train regulation mostly focused on energy recovery, and it is indeed an area where Ferrari wants to invest and is interested in. Our V6 is running at the moment and we are learning a lot of things. It's a turbo engine, a different turbo because it implies energy recovery also from the turbo compressor. We are really focused on this and we are looking forward to interpreting the rules in the right way."