About four weeks remain until the official pre-season testing session, which will take place at the Sakhir circuit in Bahrain, and all the teams are quietly working in their factories. Eyes are particularly focused on the top teams, hoping that Mercedes, Scuderia Ferrari and McLaren can gain some tenths compared to the 2023 Formula 1 championship, in the hope of being able to challenge Red Bull a lot more than last year, while being aware that the Austrian side once again starts the year as the favorite to win the title.
There are only rumors and cautious comments about the new cars, although sometimes some more technical news manages to leak from inside sources. In any case, secrets are well kept and will not be revealed even with the launch of the cars, but only once they hit the track. That’s why Italian journalist and motorsport expert Roberto Chinchero didn’t want to expose too much about the 2024 Ferrari F1 car, but he shared how these periods are experienced, in a silence that is better than a thousand proclamations.
“I don’t know what is being said about Ferrari’s project, but I’ll share the words of a technical director not from Maranello. He stated that this is the strangest time for the teams: now every team sees how much they have managed to improve compared to last year and if they are in line with expectations. For those who manage to do this, there is cautious optimism, but at the same time, there is fear and a lot of unknowns because you don’t know what the opponents have done. For example, last year at Aston Martin, they were certain they could compete in some races, then the super Red Bull arrived. At Silverstone, they had read their data well, but in front of that other car, they couldn’t do anything. So, this is the atmosphere within the teams,” said the Italian journalist in a Twitch livestream.
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