Ferrari’s grand reveal of the SF-24 marks a pivotal moment, showcasing a united team ready to challenge the 2024 F1 season with renewed vigor.
Fred Vasseur has praised the entire Ferrari team’s efforts during the unveiling of the brand new SF-24. The Scuderia’s principal revealed that he and his drivers, Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, are embracing a new mindset as they approach the 2024 F1 season.
“Introducing a new car to the world for the first time is always an incredibly exciting moment for me and the drivers, even though we are all already thinking about the moment we will compete against our rivals on the track,” Vasseur stated.
“This year, we need to pick up where we left off at the end of last season, when we were consistently at the forefront, with the goal of continually improving in all areas.”
“The longest Formula 1 season awaits us, and Charles, Carlos, and I all agree that we need to be more critical and efficient in our race management, making bold choices to achieve the best possible result at every Grand Prix.”
“It’s often said that your fans can give you an extra speed, and this will certainly be true in this highly competitive championship. We are proud to know that we can count on our tifosi from all over the world.”
Turning driver feedback into “reality”
Enrico Cardile, the technical director of the chassis, spoke about the development of this car, which starts from a clean slate: “With the SF-24, we wanted to create an entirely new platform.”
“Indeed, every part of the car has been redesigned, even though our starting point was the development direction we adopted last year, which allowed us to make a leap forward in terms of competitiveness in the latter part of the season.”
“We took into account what the drivers told us and transformed these ideas into technical reality, aiming to give them a car that is easier to drive, and therefore easier to exploit and push to its limits.”
“We set ourselves no design constraints other than delivering a solid and honest racing car, capable of reproducing on the track what we have seen in the wind tunnel.”
“Challenges” on the engine development side
Enrico Gualtieri, the director of the engine department, explains that his engineers had work to do despite the freeze on power units: “Even though engine development is frozen by the regulations, this does not mean that 2024 does not present interesting challenges.”
“We will face more races than in any other year in the championship’s history, which will require us to respond more quickly, with fewer available hours on the test bench.”
“To prepare, we have reviewed all processes related to the engine – preparation, certification, and management – in order to maximize performance. Furthermore, we have worked closely with our partners to further optimize reliability procedures.”
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