Ferrari reveals the SF-24

Scuderia Ferrari revealed their 2024 Formula 1 challenger, the SF24, with an online launch event from its Maranello base.

The Italian team is heading into the upcoming season with a sense of reinvigoration following the news that seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton will be joining Ferrari in 2025.

That high-profile signing is a series of positive steps of what has been nicknamed ‘Operation Relaunch’ as Ferrari CEO John Elkann and team principal Fred Vasseur plot the Scuderia’s route back to the front of the grid.

In the SF-24, Ferrari hopes to make amends for some of the problems that held back Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz last year.

While the team’s 2023 car proved super-fast over a single lap in qualifying, it could not extract anywhere near the race pace and consistency of the benchmark Red Bull.

In the end, the team managed just a single victory, thanks to Sainz’s success at the Singapore Grand Prix.

Ferrari hopes that the developments made to the SF-24 will help it make good progress on this front and reduce the peaky-aerodynamic performance that was one of the key factors that overshadowed its Formula 1 efforts throughout last season.

The classic red certainly makes the Ferrari look beautiful. Hopefully this SF-24 can challenge for regular wins and go for championship glory this season.

3 thoughts to “Ferrari reveals the SF-24”

  1. Ferrari has placed a major emphasis on making its new 2024 Formula 1 car, the SF-24, more predictable and easier for Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz to drive.

    The upgrades brought during 2023 carried a similar aim but after the summer break, in Zandvoort, Sainz and Leclerc still needed to split their car set-ups to refine the tricky handling.

    A team statement read: “The design group, led by [chassis technical director] Enrico Cardile, aimed to give Charles and Carlos a car that is easy to drive and that reacts predictably, with as a starting point, the positive feeling the drivers had in the cockpit over the final few races of last season.”

    Team principal Fred Vasseur said: “This year, we must start off where we left off at the end of last season, when we were consistent frontrunners, with a view to constantly improving in all areas.”

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