The day of the Red. At midday, on the team’s website and on its YouTube channel, Ferrari will unveil its SF-24, the car with which it will tackle the Formula 1 season starting on March 2 in Bahrain with the first race. La Rossa has launched the countdown on its X profile, with some short videos, one of which shows the numbers of the two single-seaters (55 and 16), partially revealing the color point of the new cars. The first rumbles of the SF-24 were heard on February 6, when the power unit mounted on the machine was turned on for the first time. In Bahrain, in three weeks, the verdict of the track.
It will be the fourth and final season for the Charles Leclerc-Carlos Sainz couple. At the end of the year the Spaniard will leave Maranello, replaced by seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton.
But, while waiting for the Briton, Leclerc and Sainz will try to improve on a haul that speaks of five victories achieved in the last two years (three for the Monegasque, two for the Spaniard who was the protagonist last year in Singapore of the only victory not by Red Bull throughout the championship). For Leclerc it will be the opportunity to relaunch himself after a difficult season, for Sainz the last chance to leave his mark in the history of the Red. But this season will also be a test for team principal Frédéric Vasseur, who took over from Mattia Binotto on 9 January last year.
Meanwhile, a former Ferrari driver, the Asturian Fernando Alonso, spoke about the future of Hamilton’s move to Ferrari on the day of the presentation of his Aston Martin.
“Maybe Lewis can bring that extra something to fight for the championship. The car is there,” said the two-time world champion. Who, in any case, according to what the BBC reports, has not given up on throwing a dig at his historical rival: “It seems to me that until two months ago it wasn’t in his childhood dreams to drive a Ferrari, he had different dreams. I hope that yes enjoy the experience in Ferrari: it’s special, if you win: you have to win there. Maybe it will bring what’s missing to win the World Championship: they’ve had a competitive car for a few years.”
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