Ferrari have “learned the lessons” of the Italian Formula One steady’s worst season in 40 years, crew president John Elkann mentioned Wednesday on the unveiling of the SF21 automotive for the 2021 marketing campaign.
At the launch in Maranello Elkann mentioned that “2020 is behind us but won’t be forgotten and will have made us stronger”.
Racing director Laurent Mekies agreed that “2021 is concerning the classes discovered in an extremely tough 2020 marketing campaign.
“The final season has put us to the check each on observe and on the manufacturing unit.
“We have tried to study from our errors and to enhance within the areas the place we had been merely not sturdy sufficient.
“Of course, in context of frozen technical laws and new monetary laws, there’s a restrict to how briskly we will flip issues round however nonetheless, we try to reconstruct our method again to the extra aggressive facet of the grid.”
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Ferrari positioned sixth within the constructors standings final season, 442 factors behind champions Mercedes.
Drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jr shall be behind the wheel of the brand new SF21 on Thursday earlier than winter testing in Bahrain forward of the primary Grand Prix of the season in Sakhir on March 28.
The SF21, sporting a brand new engine, is an evolution of final yr’s SF1000, as dictated by the laws, which require using the identical chassis as in 2020 and so limiting the alternatives for change in lots of areas.
The rear is harking back to the burgundy crimson of the very first Ferrari, however because it strikes step by step in direction of the cockpit space, the color transforms into the trendy crimson, with a contact of inexperienced on the bonnet.