ITALY: Ferrari has unveiled its 2023 F1 challenger, the SF-23, at a launch ceremony held at their Maranello factory.
The event was attended by 2022 runner-up Charles Leclerc, Carlos Sainz, and new team boss Frederic Vasseur.
The SF-23 is an evolved version of last year’s F1-75 and was revealed to a jubilant audience at the Fiorano test track in a “mini-concert” format.
The launch included a violin-led rendition of the Italian national anthem, and the new car hit the track at Fiorano straight after the ceremony.
Leclerc was the first to drive the car, and after two laps, he gave his feedback to the engineers.
The team will carry out 100 kilometres of track time, split between Leclerc and Sainz, with the Spaniard getting his chance a little later on Tuesday.
The launch ceremony took place just over a week before the pre-season F1 testing in Bahrain.
Ferrari intends to fight for the 2023 F1 titles with the SF-23. The car has already created a buzz among the tifosi and F1 enthusiasts, and Leclerc’s words prove the new car’s excitement.
He said that the car felt special and that everything went smoothly. He could only give a few details about the runs since he could do only two laps.
However, he added that he gave the engineers feedback. “The car was running well, smooth, everything went really well,” Leclerc said.
The launch event included a short chat about the drivers’ winter breaks and the introduction of the new team boss Frederic Vasseur.
The event teased the audience with the new Ferrari engine fire-up audio. The SF-23 is an evolution of Ferrari’s last year’s F1-75, which was extremely competitive at the beginning of the season.
Ferrari hopes the new car will take them to the top of the leaderboard in the coming 2023 F1 season.
The launch ceremony at Fiorano was a thrilling event that generated a lot of excitement among the tifosi.
Leclerc’s words reflect the passion and excitement surrounding the new car. Ferrari has a rich history in F1, and the SF-23 is expected to be another milestone in the team’s long and illustrious history.
The car has already generated a buzz among F1 enthusiasts, and the launch ceremony was a fitting way to introduce the car to the world.
Ferrari hopes to take the chequered flag with the SF-23, and F1 fans worldwide are waiting eagerly to see how the car performs on the track.
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