Ferrari have revealed their new SF-24 F1 car ahead of the 2024 season.
A fresh, bold livery including Ferrari’s famous scarlet red, combined with white and flashes of yellow, features on the SF-24, as well the driver overalls and team kit.
The Italian outfit hope their new challenger will propel them to their first world title since 2008 and put an end to Max Verstappen and Red Bull’s current F1 domination.
Ferrari narrowly missed out on second place to Mercedes last year, but boasted a car that was at times faster than Red Bull’s dominant RB19 over a single lap, at least.
Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz will continue as teammates for a fourth consecutive season, though it will be the Spaniard’s final term at Ferrari, following Lewis Hamilton’s decision to leave Mercedes for Maranello.
“With the SF-24 we wanted to create a whole new platform,” Enrico Cardile, technical director chassis, explained. “In fact, it can be said that every area of the car has been redesigned.
“We have transformed the indications of the drivers into engineering greatnesses and have accommodated their need to have a car that is easier to drive and therefore to exploit and take to the limit.
“We have not set ourselves any design constraints other than to obtain a robust and sincere single-seater, which also does on the track what we see in the wind tunnel, taking as a point of reference the direction of development that we had adopted last year and that at the end of the season had made us take a leap forward in terms of competitiveness”.
Ferrari prevented a Red Bull whitewash last season by winning the Singapore Grand Prix, with Sainz the only non-Red Bull driver to taste victory in 2023.
The Maranello squad also ended the season as Red Bull’s closest challengers as Leclerc claimed three podiums in the final four races.
Over 95 percent of the components from last year’s SF-23 have been changed on the SF-24, with Ferrari aiming to improve high-speed performance, as well as addressing a weakness of their cars in recent years – tyre wear.
Mercedes and McLaren will officially launch their 2024 challengers on Wednesday at Silverstone, before Red Bull become the 10th and final team to present their new challenger on Thursday.