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Ferrari provides update on F1 development schedule

Ferrari has not enjoyed the most positive year but will continue to upgrade its car in the second half of the season

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Ferrari has provided details on how it expects to navigate the remainder of its season from a development point of view.

The Italian squad has endured a difficult year as it initially hoped it could launch a title fight against Red Bull.

However, it is yet to stand on the top step of the podium this year, and although it has showcased strong one-lap pace with two pole positions, it has been unable to challenge Red Bull in race trim.

One of its major weaknesses this year has been tyre wear of the SF-23 as it has been unable to hang onto them as long as some of its rivals.

The car’s balance has also been consistently described by its drivers as unpredictable through the corners.

Upgrades, but no major development

As it aims to enjoy a strong second half to the campaign, Ferrari performance engineer Jock Clear stated that development will not cease - but there will be no more major upgrades.

“I think there will be little bits here and there, I don't think there's going to be anything big,” he told media including RacingNews365.

“I think we'll have to see. That decision, I don't think, is absolutely made.

“We’re keen to make sure that we go into next year with confidence. And that always means you want to finish the year strongly.

“So if there's things that we think will carry over to next year and will be relevant, it would be sensible to get them on the car, and to get the confidence that we can get some tracks on track time on those pieces before February next year.”


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