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Ferrari have ended development on 2021 car

After a disappointing 2020 F1 campaign, Ferrari have bounced back with improved performances so far this season. However Laurent Mekies has revealed the team have already shifted their focus to 2022.

It looks as though Ferrari are ready to shift their focus entirely to 2022 with engineer Laurent Mekies stating the team's development on the SF21 is all but over.

With F1 set to overhaul technical regulations next season, teams have been forced to split their focus up to now in order to balance the challenge of remaining competitive in 2021 while keeping an eye on the future. However, it looks as though Ferrari are ready to shift their focus entirely to next season.

"From a car development point of view, we have already made our decisions," Mekies told Formula1.com. "It is all on 2022, and there will be no real upgrade coming to improve these weaknesses [on the SF21]."

While Ferrari won't be developing any new parts for the SF21, Mekies made it clear they will continue to work on having a better understanding of the car and how it performs.

"However you can always work on [the issues] by simply understanding them better, and if you understand them better – either because you correlate them better or you simply understand what are the reasons for which we are performing a bit less in those conditions – it can open the door to solutions that you can already apply," Mekies added.

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