M-Sport Ford will not bring engine updates to Puma yet

The technical director of M-Sport Ford, Chris Williams, says that the team will not introduce new upgrades to the engine of Puma Rally1 car yet as they are waiting the new fuel regulations of FIA.

Hyundai and Toyota have already brought some new upgrades to their Rally1 cars with the intention of improving the car performance and the reliability.

However, the British team will wait until FIA decides the new fuel regulations for 2023 as Williams believes that there is no point to work on engine right now if the fuel will change next year.

"The difficulty is, we believe the fuel regulations are still going to change for next year, or they could change for next year", Williams said.

"We have done some work, which is great, but we want to do the next step. 

"But if the fuel is going to be new, we’re just going to burn a load of money – we don’t have the budget to do the engine work twice.

"At the moment we are trying to find common ground with the FIA, because once we’ve got it, then it’s in for the next two years and we have to be sure that we’ve got it right.

"We are not overly committed to doing the changes until we are 100% certain the fuel specification is set.

"We will do the work as soon as we can, but we’re going to be sure that the work we have done, we don’t need to go there twice".

Source: DirtFish.com

Photo Credits: M-Sport

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