Ferrari is the first team to announce the presentation date for the new car. These are the details:
It’s the oldest and most successful team in formula 1: ferrari. But in the last two years, the scuderia has only been trailing the leaders. Although a third place in the constructors’ world championship was achieved in 2021. But that’s not enough for the venerable Formula 1 lady from Italy. (DATA: the team standings of the formula 1)
"for ferrari, it’s a responsibility to get back to the front," team boss mattia binotto therefore says at his christmas press conference. "for ferrari, victory must always be the goal. It’s in our DNA that we have to fight for pole positions and victories."
So the slogan has been given. The traditional italian team wants to use the new technical rules to close the gap on mercedes and red bull. all-new cars to make overtaking easier in 2022. That also means: everyone starts on a blank sheet of paper. (NEWS: all the latest info on formula 1)
Mattia binotto: "performance like 2021 would be unacceptable"
And at least when it comes to announcing the presentation, ferrari comes out on top. The new red goddess is to be presented in mid-February before the test drives in barcelona. Binotto reveals: "sometime between 16. And 18. February we show the car." (DATA: the formula 1 race calendar)
The former vettel boss’s battle cry: "repeating the performance from 2021 would be unacceptable. It hurt to see the others celebrate. We will fight again for victories and poles." but the italian doesn’t want to build up too much pressure right away and therefore warns: "but the world championship title at the first attempt is not an obligation."
Binotto wants actions to speak louder than words. "we can’t say whether we’ll be competitive because we don’t have a crystal ball. But our development program has achieved all the targets set. To say that we will beat mercedes and red bull would be presumptuous and arrogant, but we will play and fight with them."
Ferrari with "hundreds of concepts" in the wind tunnel
At the same time, no one really knows what the new cars will look like – or whether a team has found the key to success. rumors in the drivers’ camp suggest that two teams will come up with particularly innovative technology. Whether ferrari is part of it?
Binotto: "When I think about our project for 2022, I see a lot of innovation, both on the chassis side and on the engine side. I see a team that has made a great effort in terms of design: we have approached the new regulations with an open mind."in the wind tunnel, they tried "hundreds of concepts before deciding on the final solutions. It’s a completely innovative project," reveals team boss.
the powertrain, which was still ferrari’s big weakness in 2020 and still an achilles heel in 2021, has also been retreaded – the last time before the engines are frozen in 2022 to the end of 2025.
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Binotto: "the power unit will be very different from the current one, with the exception of the hybrid part, which we have already introduced in 2021 in sochi."the new hybrid system was already the first success: since then, ferrari has been able to keep up with the competition from mercedes and honda on the straights again.
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However: for 2022, the engine will have to be adjusted simply because the biofuel share will be increased to ten percent. "this forces us to change the burn," says the italian. All in all, you lose about 20 horsepower, which you try to get back in other ways.