An interesting development from the Mercedes AMG Petronas team who announced they would delay introducing the upgraded, second engine spec for this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix.
“Although we had hoped to introduce PU2 this weekend, a quality issue means that this has now been delayed by one race.
“So all Mercedes-powered cars will be running PU1 for this weekend, too, before receiving new units in France.”
The Canadian GP circuit is known as a power track and the increased shove from the new Mercedes power unit would have been a very welcome friend for not only Mercedes but for their customers, Williams and Force India.
Ferrari is slated to bring the PU2 as is Honda with the Toro Rosso team. Renault are still deliberating their move this weekend and on the heels of a Red Bull victory in Monaco, there is no doubt they would welcome a new and improved Renault power unit this weekend.
Mercedes driver, Lewis Hamilton, always does well in Canada and more shove would have been a big help especially if Ferrari’s upgraded power unit is substantially better than the PU1. Regardless, my hunch is that Mercedes will still do well, it is a circuit that suits their car but let’s see how well Ferrari gets on with its new engine.
Hat Tip: Autosport