Ferrari has unveiled its new 2021 contender, the SF21, which it hopes will put the Italian outfit back on the right track this season.
The Scuderia’s latest design features an all-new livery that includes a color scheme that fades from red to retro burgundy, and a green Mission Winnow logo. But the cosmetic change isn’t the only striking difference with the Sf21’s predecessor, with the car also featuring a new nose and cape design.
A down-on-power engine and excessive aerodynamic drag weighed heavily on the performance of Ferrari’s SF1000 last year, a deficit that led to one of the worst seasons in the Italian outfit’s modern history.
The House of Maranello’s engineers residing in both its chassis and engine departments have worked hard in the past few months to significantly improve the performance of the Scuderia’s 2021 challenger which is obviously based on last season’s car as teams carried over their basic 2020 designs.
Ferrari’s new charger integrates this year’s regulation changes which have led to modifications to the car’s floor, bargeboards and brake ducts, while the SF21 will be powered by a heavily updated power unit which has shown promising results during dyno testing according to Scuderia boss Mattia Binotto.
To extract the most of its 2021 contender, Ferrari will rely once again on the talented Charles Leclerc and new recruit Carlos Sainz who has replaced Sebastian Vettel alongside the Monegasque.