Ferrari’s 2023 F1 car has been completely redesigned, that’s the secret that Scuderia believe will allow them to challenge Max Verstappen for the title at Red Bull. Ferrari has unveiled a completely revised F1 car compared to the 2022 F1-75. F1 regulations have changed little since last season, which comes as a surprise to many given how competitive last year’s Italian team was.
The new Ferrari SF-23 presented by the Maranello-based team on Tuesday is not just a simple evolution of last year’s F1-75, as it has been completely redesigned in terms of aerodynamics and mechanics.
In addition to a more reliable and powerful powerplant than the 2022 model, Ferrari engineers have also worked hard on the SF-23’s chassis, which has little in common with last season’s F1-75, thanks in particular to the introduction of a thrust propulsion system. Rod suspension at the front, a completely different nose design and an even more extreme body version compared to last year.
With all these changes, Ferrari is clearly betting on the aerodynamic efficiency of its car on all types of circuits on the calendar this year, making the SF-23 a versatile Formula 1 car.
“Our 2023 car is an evolution of the car we raced last year, but in reality it has been completely redesigned.” said Enrico Cardile, Ferrari’s chassis chief.
“Aerodynamically, we have increased vertical downforce to further align with new aerodynamic regulations and achieve desired balance characteristics.”
“The suspension has also been redesigned to help with aerodynamics and increase the range of adjustments that can be made to the car on track. The most obvious changes are in the front suspension, where we switched to a push-rod suspension.”
“The front wing is also different, as is the construction of the nose, while the bodywork is a more extreme version of what we saw last season.”
The Ferrari SF-23 took to the track this Tuesday in Fiorano as part of a day of shooting limited to 100 kilometers.