Saving the best for last? Ferrari launches SF21 with detail in green

The Italian team hopes the new challenger can get them wins and pole positions, as they couldn’t achieve either in 2020

By Yuri Coghe
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The SF21 will be driven by Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jr. in the 2021 season record 23-race calendar (Photo: F1.com)

Ferrari revealed the SF21, to be driven by Charles Leclerc and new signing Carlos Sainz Jr., on Wednesday.

The Scuderia became the last team to announce their car for the 2021 season, with the most eye-grabbing difference from last year’s challenger being the Mission Winnow logo, which now appears in green.

See all 2021 season cars here. F1total.ca also has stories focusing on the Aston Martin and Williams launches, the cars Canadians Lance Stroll and Nicholas Latifi will race with this year, respectively.

“When we began the SF21 project, our first task was to identify which area of the car we should focus on in order to achieve a radical change,” said Enrico Cardile, Ferrari’s head of chassis, in a press release. “We opted for the rear end, designing a new gearbox and new suspension system. This, in addition to the efforts of our power unit colleagues, has led to a much tighter rear end.”

Cardille also mentioned looking at the cooling system to increasing the effectiveness of the central radiator and designing a new front wing as important parts of the new project.

The Italian team hopes the new challenger allows Leclerc and Sainz to get wins and pole positions, as Ferrari couldn’t achieve either in 2020.

New driving duo

Commenting on the new driving duo, Ferrari’s racing director Laurent Mekies said there’s “plenty of positive energy” coming from the two drivers.

“Carlos has spent a lot of time in the factory and has integrated with the team very quickly. As for Charles, he is already perfectly at home with the team: he knows what he wants and is also very aware of the role he has in the team, both in and out of the car,” Mekies said.

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