The world’s first official Formula 1 Exhibition will be opening on Friday, March 24, in Madrid. Officially developed in association with F1 and with unprecedented support from the motorsport community, the exhibition boasts a wide range of artifacts and contributions from the sport’s most legendary teams, so it perhaps comes as no surprise that it will include the first-ever public display of a Scuderia Ferrari power unit, and the first display of a Ferrari engine since 2013.
The power unit in question is the 065/6 2021 hybrid power unit that, well, powered the SF21 car used by the Scuderia Ferrari team over the course of the 2021 season. The unit features a turbocharged 1.6-litre V6 internal combustion engine, two electrical motors and an Energy Store Pack that includes ES cells and Control Electronics.
Much more powerful than the first power units of the hybrid era, it can generate up to 1,000 brake horsepower, which is a lot to have in a car that weighs approximately 752kg with either Charles Leclerc or Carlos Sainz already sitting behind the wheel.
“We are thrilled to join forces with the Formula 1 Exhibition to showcase our 2021 power unit. The engine has forever been at the heart of Ferrari and the unprecedented amount of time spent developing and fine-tuning it is testament to just how fundamental it is to the team’s success,” said Scuderia Ferrari team principal, Fred Vasseur. “This piece of technology deserves to be shown to the world and we are excited to give visitors a rare insight into such an important part of our DNA.”
Several years in the making, the exhibition will be hosted at IFEMA Madrid and will combine audio-visual design, rare film and imagery, engineering and educational displays, sculptural pieces and iconic Grand Prix cars to deliver an unforgettable experience for F1 fanatics of all ages.
Featured image courtesy of Ferrari, Charles Leclerc’s SF21 car