Formula 1: Ferrari, the last to unveil (photos and videos)
Posted On March 10, 2021
The arrival of Carlos Sainz alongside Charles Leclerc remains a priori the main change made by Ferrari this winter. Presented this Wednesday, the SF21 is just the heir to the mediocre SF1000 of 2020.
Lbad tongues will undoubtedly not have failed to ironize the fact that Ferrari has applied itself to being … the last to present its Formula 1 2021, baptized SF21, this Wednesday at the stroke of 2 pm in this case, or less than two days from the pre-season testing which will take place in Bahrain (opening GP theater on March 28), and will only take place over just three days, from Friday to Sunday.
Dark red and… green
Inevitably based on the SF1000, given the few evolutions authorized this year, this SF21 will therefore have the mission of trying to make people forget the most mediocre season of the Scuderia for more than 40 years: 6th in the constructors’ championship and by a single victory. to the hunting board! From the moment when the car has changed little technically, the in-house designers have made a point of not exaggerating when it comes to the dress. Still predominantly red, of course, it now features a green “Mission Winnow” (who said Marlboro ?!) logo! As for the red in question, it is darker and is reminiscent of the one Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel wore at Mugello last year, the scene of the 1000th Scuderia Grand Prix.
Sainz succeeds Vettel
The tifosi will feed their hopes of a return to the forefront with the new “power unit” developed by the engine manufacturers of Maranello, with the mission of making people forget the previous Italian V6, no doubt the main cause of the poor results recorded last year.
Charles Leclerc knows better than anyone the job he will have to accomplish to try to redress the bar, while Carlos Sainz will be at his side and who will have as his first mission to forget Sebastian Vettel and to be adopted. by the tifosi. Laurent Mekies believes it: “We learned from our mistakes last year, and when I saw how Charles and Carlos directly collaborated once they got together in Maranello, I am optimistic that their duo is working wonderfully this season, ”concluded the sporting director of Scuderia Ferrari.