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F1 2020 Ferrari february program



f1lead_f12020_formula_1_grand_prix_GP_F1_F1-2020-F1 2020 FERRARI FEBRUARY PROGRAM

Ferrari F1 2020 program is preparing three different chassis for a thorough testing period in February, including a test of the 18 inch tires program using a mule car.

February is a busy month for all Formula 1 teams as they unveil their new vehicles and undergo pre-season testing, but Ferrari’s month is even more intense as they are conducting additional tire testing.

In 2021, Formula 1 introduced 18-inch low-profile tires, with initial tests completed by McLaren, Renault, and Mercedes at Paul Ricard in France and Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi over the past three months. The testing program ramps up throughout 2020, giving all teams the chance to test the new tires if they can provide Pirelli with a modified mule car. The regulations state that this must be a 2018 or 2019 car modified to accommodate the 18-inch wheels, likely meaning it will be a converted 2019 SF90 chassis.

Ferrari is constructing a mule car for the purpose of testing the 18-inch tires on behalf of Pirelli. The test is scheduled for February 8th at Jerez in southern Spain, and the driver for the car has yet to be named.

For the 2020 Formula 1 season, Ferrari will have three chassis available for testing.

In addition to this work, Ferrari is also making rapid progress with their 2020 race car. The team has already announced its launch date on February 11th and is the only one to have disclosed its pre-2020 schedule.

Speedweek reports that Ferrari will have two different chassis ready for the pre-season tests at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The first chassis will be used during the first three days of testing from February 19th to 21st, while the second chassis will be utilized from February 26th to 28th. The specifications of these two chassis are not disclosed by Ferrari.

Mercedes followed a similar approach during the tests last year, though it involved two distinct aerodynamic configurations rather than two chassis. They used a cautious setup for the first week and then introduced an updated and more ambitious configuration for the second week.


The name for Ferrari’s 2020 car is yet to be disclosed. However, progress is being made as the team’s boss, Mattia Binotto, confirmed at a recent media lunch in Maranello. The car is near completion and will undergo final testing and certification at the factory before being subjected to crash tests and sent to Barcelona for pre-season testing.

Due to the inclusion of an extra race in 2020, teams’ pre-season preparation has been reduced to two three-day tests instead of the two four-day tests in previous years.


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