Ferrari is arguably probably the most supported staff in F1, and their iconic historical past requires glamorous showings. This 12 months, nevertheless, they are going to convey a couple of large change by way of their automotive launch, which is ready to happen on the thirteenth of February. This shall be a monumental shift as a change within the staff’s mindset, as they appear to make main strides this season.
According to Corriere, Ferrari will deal with “substance over kind” throughout their automotive launch subsequent month. This is just like what the English F1 groups do. They don’t reveal an excessive amount of in regards to the automotive. This in flip doesn’t gasoline up the fanbase or reveal secrets and techniques to rival groups.
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They are nonetheless anticipated to have a shakedown. Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc will drive across the Fiorano circuit, getting a really feel of the automotive earlier than giving the engineers their suggestions. This, nevertheless, shall be much more secretive. The change of their strategy to the automotive launch is simply one of many many caused by staff principal Fred Vasseur.
Vasseur needs to take Ferrari again to the highest. He took over Mattia Binotto on the finish of 2022. Since then, he has been adamant that he gained’t repeat the errors that the earlier bosses at Ferrari did.
What is Ferrari wanting like as we head into pre-season?
With pre-season testing lower than two months away, followers are itching to see how the SF-24 (presumably their automotive’s new title) will appear to be out on the monitor. How they really carry out is but to be seen. What is certain of now, is that Ferrari will inherit simply 5% of final 12 months’s parts.
Vasseur and his staff are constructing a basically new automotive. They need to hold its particulars a secret till the vehicles exit for testing in Bahrain. Additionally, they need to focus extra on the challenges they are going to face from their rivals this 12 months. 2024 is predicted to convey the sector nearer. The likes of McLaren, Mercedes and possibly even Aston Martin will purpose to go toe to toe with the Maranello-based outfit.
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If they need to compete for wins and the championship, they can even should cross the Red Bull hurdle. Vasseur, nevertheless, is certain about progress and spoke in regards to the upcoming modifications in an interview with Autosport:
“We are altering 95% of the parts of the automotive. Perhaps you’ll be able to take into account that it’s a revolution.”
Ferrari drivers Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc have tried to SF-24 out on the simulator. Sainz particularly appears happy, stating that the automotive behaves in another way. The Spaniard, Leclerc, Vasseur, and everybody at Ferrari shall be hoping that in 2024, they lastly put up a powerful championship battle, and get the championship again to Maranello.