Ferrari SF-24 - Q&A with Carlos Sainz
Ferrari SF-24 - Q&A with Carlos Sainz

The Ferrari SF-24 was launched in front of a small audience of guests today, while the rest of the world watched online.

It is the 70th car the company has built to take part in the Formula 1 World Championship.

Attending the presentation at the Fiorano track were President John Elkann, CEO Benedetto Vigna and Vice-President Piero Ferrari, along with representatives of the partners, as well as team members, starting with Team Principal Fred Vasseur and the drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz.

The busiest season ever, with no fewer than 24 races, gets underway next week in Bahrain with the only pre-season three-day test session, followed by the first grand prix at the same venue, on Saturday 2 March.

The SF-24 is the third car of the new Formula 1 ground effect generation, but it breaks with the tradition of the past two years, starting with the look of it.

The design group, led by Enrico Cardile, aimed to give Charles and Carlos a car that is easy to drive and that reacts predictably, with as a starting point, the positive feeling the drivers had in the cockpit over the final few races of last season.

The goal is to allow them to make the most of the power unit’s potential, combined with their undoubted skill behind the wheel.