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Ferrari's 2014 engine begins dyno testing
Monday 27th August 2012, 12:25 by Ryan Wood
Ferrari have revealed that they have begun testing their new turbo-V6 engine for the 2014 season, joining the likes of Renault and Mercedes.
Luca Marmorini, head of engine and electronics at Ferrari, revealed that Ferrari is running a new unit on an engine dyno, suggesting development is progressing well.
"It is a very challenging period for power train people," he said. "We are working on the 2012 power train and the rest of the season is very important, but no-one mentions we also have to work on the 2013 engine with a new installation which is big work.
"At the same time, we have the V6, and the first of the V6s is running on the dyno. It is a very interesting project," he added.
"The 2014 regulations are extremely challenging. It's a completely new F1 powertrain with more of a focus on energy recovery.
"Our V6 is running at the moment and we are learning a lot of things. It is a turbo engine, a different turbo because it uses energy recovery. We are really focused and looking forward to interpreting the rules in the right way."
Mercedes motorsport boss Norbert Haug believes just three engine manufacturers will survive the new regulations after new start-up PURE suspended its development and it's unclear if Cosworth will develop its own V6 engine for 2014.