The team Ferrari de F1 showed in society the new SF21, car that will use Spanish Carlos Sainz and the Monegasque Charles Leclerc in the 2021 season of the highest category. With this vehicle, painted in the traditional Scuderia red, albeit with green and maroon accents, the Italian team intends to once again fight for the top spots.
Leclerc compared the SF21 to last year's car, the SF1000. "Love it. I like the car, I like the color, which seems somewhat darker than last year. And I'll get used to green ", said the pilot.
“We weren't expecting the color green, huh? The car is nice, and it's waiting for us. Tomorrow we will be able to do about ten laps with the SF21, a first test. And on Friday we will start the test in earnest, to prepare for the World Cup "Sainz explained.
The head of the Ferrari team, Mattia binotto, was the first to reveal the details of the new car, which evolves from its predecessor. "We have tried to improve all its areas, where possible", he claimed.
The SF21 has revised aerodynamics and a new power unit. “A new chassis with a burgundy color on the back, similar to the color of the first racing Ferrari, the 125s. Color used last year at Mugello to celebrate the 100th Grand Prix ”He explained about the burgundy detail, in addition to incorporating green along with white and "Ferrari red" to honor the Transalpine flag.
“This year will be full of challenges. At a visible level, we start from our history and, obviously, we also look to the future but always starting from our red Ferrari ”, The Prancing Horse's team-manager was honest.
With a new power unit, the 065/6, they hope to take a step forward in the 2021 World Cup. “We hope to be one tenth faster per lap. It is a team effort and together with Shell. We have put a lot of energy into this project "Binotto admitted.
Ferrari Racing Director, Laurent mekies, remarked that they will try to improve the poor results of 2020, with Leclerc eighth and, the German Sebastian Vettel (now at Aston Martin), thirteenth. "The 2021 season starts from learning from the lessons of 2020, a difficult campaign", he acknowledged. “The last World Cup was a tough test, we had to improve in the areas where we were not strong. We have to get the most out of the car, and act as a solid team. ", he reiterated.
However, he trusts Leclerc and Sainz, a newcomer to the team, to improve. “We can have a good start to the season with Sainz and Leclerc on board. His enthusiasm, his complicity, will be key when in 2021 we take a definitive step to have a better future at Ferrari ", augured positive.