Can Ferrari Compete with Red Bull? Inside the Different Feeling

Preparations for the 2024 Formula 1 season are underway with positive feedback on Ferrari’s new car, which is 95% new and showing better simulator results than last year, although Red Bull Racing remains the favorite for the world championship.


‣ Preparations for the 2024 Formula 1 season are underway, with car presentations and test days approaching, and the season starting in just over a month.

‣ Ferrari’s team boss Fred Vasseur and chassis responsible Enrico Cardile are optimistic about the new car for 2024, stating it will be 95% new and is expected to perform better in both qualifying and races.

‣ Test driver Marc Gené reports positive feedback from the simulator tests of Ferrari’s new car, indicating better performance compared to last year’s model at this stage.

‣ Despite Ferrari’s improvements, Red Bull Racing is still considered the favourite for the upcoming world championship, with their car also reported to be much better than last year’s.

Oh, the buzz is real! The Formula 1 circus is gearing up again. Can you believe it? Presentations for the 2024 beasts are about to kick off. And, oh boy, test days are peeking around the corner. The green light for the season is just a tad over a month away. Every time this year, the anticipation is palpable. But, let me tell you, over at Ferrari, the vibe? It’s kinda hopeful.

So, at this cozy little Christmas dinner in Maranello – you know, Ferrari’s heartland – team boss Fred Vasseur spills some beans to Mundo Deportivo. He’s like, “Our 2024 car? Yeah, it’s practically brand new.” 95% new, to be exact. Vasseur, alongside chassis guru Enrico Cardile, seems pretty stoked. They’re hinting at a game-changer. Say goodbye to that pesky speed gap between qualifying and the race.

### Positive Noises from Maranello

Now, get this. Marc Gené, who’s been Ferrari’s go-to test driver since ’05, is feeling good vibes from the new ride. The simulator sessions? Much more promising than last year’s. “It’s all about the simulator and driver feels at this stage,” he says. But, he’s quick to add, “The real test? That’s the track.” Still, the early signs? They’re pointing north.

### Red Bull Racing Remains the Favourite for the World Championship

But here’s the kicker. Despite Ferrari’s optimism, Red Bull Racing is still the team to beat. Gené’s got his eyes wide open. “Ferrari making a leap? Sure. But dethroning Red Bull? That’s a tall order.” He acknowledges Red Bull’s dominance and their even better car this year. “Favorites? Absolutely. But, hey, we’re here to race.”

So, when will we get a sneak peek of the real pecking order? Bahrain’s test days, from the 21st to the 23rd of February, will give us a glimpse. Yet, for the full picture? We’re all marking our calendars for March 2nd. That’s when the rubber really hits the road in Bahrain. Can’t wait!

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez is a senior writer at With a passion for motorsports, Albert brings a unique perspective to the world of Formula One. With over five years of experience as a sports reporter, he has honed his skills in capturing the essence of the sport.

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