(Motorsport-Entire.com) – Ferrari will only have its Formula 1 car for the new season 2021 before the test drives in Presenting Barcelona, team boss Mattia Binotto announced in a media talk. In addition, the Italian also revealed the name of the successor to the SF 1000: “We have already decided on a name for united states of America,” he says Italian. “The car will be called SF 21.”
The 620 in the current bolide designation goes to the 1st 000 Ferrari Mountainous Prix back, for the coming season you simply choose the year name. “It’s a very simple title because we believe the coming year will be a transition for 2022,” said Binotto. “It’s partly a frozen car. It’s the same chassis as 2020.”
Because it So there won’t be so much new to discover about the car, Ferrari will only present its racing car at the test drives in Barcelona, which will begin on March 2nd. However, there should already be a first second-hand car before that, in which the focus will be on his two drivers, Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Test drives could be where we will unveil the car. That could take place in a slightly different inventory, “said Binotto.
With sixth place the season conflicted 2020 a big disappointment for the group from Maranello. The forcibly converted engine in particular was considered a major weak point. The hopes for the coming year are therefore on a completely new energy unit that will compensate for the power deficit.
According to the team boss, the first signs are promising: “I can confirm that the car is on the Test bench is running well. In terms of efficiency, we have made good progress – especially compared to 2020. I believe that we at the Energy Unit will be competitive again. I believe that we won’t be the worst. I get that feeling when I see the numbers. “
Binotto also announces that the SF 21 is supposed to fix a main weakness of the previous model: The SF 1000 had too much air resistance, which is why a great focus was placed on aerodynamic efficiency. “The air resistance was very, very high. When I look at the car from 2020, then the issue was certainly addressed.”