Enrico Cardile, Ferrari’s Head of Aero Development, has asserted that their 2024 Formula 1 single-seater will exhibit a “significant departure” from their current vehicle.
The SF-23 primarily represents a continuation of the F1-75, which accounts for the shared tire degradation issues encountered earlier in the season during race stints.
In response to complaints from both Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz about the SF-23’s aero “peakiness,” particularly at circuits demanding high downforce, the Maranello team is now planning to adopt a different concept for the upcoming Formula 1 championship.
Scuderia Ferrari’s notable performances this year have centered around low downforce circuits, with their remarkable showing at Monza, where they genuinely challenged Red Bull for victory, highlighting their strengths.
Enrico Cardile has confirmed that the team will introduce an entirely novel concept for next year’s car, dispelling any notion that it will be an evolution of the SF-23, as was the case this year when the Italian outfit chose to persist with the development path of the F1-75.
“It [2024 car] will be very different, because developing this year’s car we realised that some architectural choices we made were not right,” Enrico Cardile pointed out in a recent discussion with the media – “It was constraining the development too much. Next year’s car will not be an evolution of this year’s car like this year’s car has been compared to last year’s car. It will be a brand new car – different chassis with different design, different rear end to allow our aero [department] to better develop the car to achieve their targets.” – the Ferrari Head of Aero Development concluded.