Scuderia Ferrari was supposed to bring new updates for the Imola Grand Prix. However, due to the weather alert and the consequent flood that has devastated the Emilia Romagna region, the FIA has decided to cancel the race weekend given the dramatic situation.
According to a report from Motorsport, Scuderia Ferrari will postpone the planned updates for Imola to the Spanish Grand Prix, which will take place at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona next month. The package was set to include a new rear suspension that would have been suitable for the Italian circuit and provided improved aerodynamic solutions.
The weather conditions in Imola have disrupted the plans not only for the Maranello team but for all Formula 1 teams, who will now adopt different measures for the upcoming races.
Ferrari will not bring updates to Monaco, as it is not an ideal track to test something different. Instead, they will aim for Spain to introduce the new suspension. Furthermore, according to Motorsport, the team led by Frederic Vasseur will also bring further modifications to its diffuser, following promising results obtained in the wind tunnel in Miami.
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Additionally, there may be a potential change in the underfloor area, which could also be introduced along with the new suspensions in Barcelona.
Team principal Frederic Vasseur argues that changes need to be made not only in terms of aerodynamics but throughout the entire SF-23 car.
Speaking to Sky Sport F1 at the Miami International Autodrome in Florida, USA, the Ferrari boss stated, “it is a mistake to think that performance comes from a single point; rather, it comes from every part. If you have to copy something from another team, it means you are always behind. With the budget cap limit and the fact that the car has remained frozen between two seasons, it is almost impossible to copy someone. This means we have to stick to our plan and try to develop our car.” – the French manager explained during the Miami race weekend.