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New Ferrari F1 car a 'complete redesign'

Ferrari has been without World Championship success for over 15 years and, as it looks to get back to consistent race-winning form, it has made major changes to its new challenger.

Ferrari Technical Director, Chassis and Aerodynamics Enrico Cardile has revealed the new SF-24 has undergone a radical redesign from its predecessor.

Ferrari launched the SF-24 on Tuesday [February 13] as it looks to improve on a disappointing campaign last year.

The season was dominated by Red Bull who won 21 out of 22 races, with Ferrari stopping a clean sweep at the Singapore Grand Prix with Carlos Sainz.

Ferrari was hopeful over a title fight at the start of the year but slipped to third in the Constructors' Championship as it was pipped to the runner-up spot by Mercedes.

'Every area has been resigned'

With no major regulation change occurring from last season to the new campaign, many teams are likely to field evolved versions of their previous car.

But in a bid to make a major stride to the front of the field, Ferrari has changed up its challenger in several key factors.

“With the SF-24 we wanted to create a completely new platform and in fact, every area of the car has been redesigned, even if our starting point was the development direction we adopted last year and which saw us take a leap forward in terms of competitiveness in the final part of the season,” said Cardile.

“We have taken on board what the drivers told us and turned those ideas into engineering reality, with the aim of giving them a car that’s easier to drive and therefore easier to get the most out of and push it to its limits.

“We did not set ourselves any design constraints other than that of delivering a strong and honest racing car, which can reproduce on the race track what we have seen in the wind tunnel.”

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