Rumour: New Mercedes engine update to generate over 1000bhp

01-06-2019 16:41
by Nicolás Quarles van Ufford
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Rumour: New Mercedes engine update to generate over 1000bhp

A report from Italy has suggested that Mercedes' new, upgraded power unit will surpass the 1000 horsepower barrier, with the W10 getting an extra 20 horsepower for the upcoming Canadian Grand Prix.

Mercedes have absolutely dominated the 2019 season so far, securing one-two finishes in five of the six Grand Prix and winning all six of them, with Lewis Hamilton winning four and Valtteri Bottas winning the other two.

Their advantage over rivals Ferrari has already ballooned to over 100 points after six races, making it extremely difficult for the Scuderia to claw themselves back into the championship race in either category.

Especially as the Italian version of Motorsport.com report that the new, improved Mercedes engine will have over 1,000 horsepower, perhaps taking away the only advantage Ferrari have left over Mercedes - straight-line speed.

The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve favours powerful engines, as Sebastian Vettel took pole position and won the Grand Prix last year, but this could be completely different this year. Could Hamilton win in Canada for the seventh time in his career and equal Michael Schumacher's record?

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