Ferrari’s Italian Team Achieves Early Success in 2024

Ferrari’s 2024 Formula 1 car, designed by Fabio Montecchi, has successfully passed all mandatory crash tests at the CSI centre in Bollate, and will be officially presented to fans and media on February 13.

Highlights

‣ Passing the mandatory crash test is a crucial step in the development of a new Formula 1 car.
‣ Ferrari has successfully passed all crash tests with their 2024 car at the CSI centre in Bollate.
‣ The new Ferrari car, designed by Fabio Montecchi, will be presented to fans and media on February 13.
‣ The crash test requirements have been tightened by the FIA following Guanyu Zhou’s crash at Silverstone in 2022.


Crash tests are a must for new Formula 1 cars. The clock is ticking, with the first and only test days less than two months away. If any issues pop up now, there’s barely any time to fix ’em.

Ferrari? They’re breathing easy. According to the Italian version of Motorsport.com, they’ve aced all crash tests with their 2024 car at the CSI centre in Bollate. The chassis? Totally revamped from the SF-23. The 676, as it’s currently known, sailed through the tests.

Mark your calendars: Ferrari’s big reveal is on February 13

The new chassis, reportedly designed by Fabio Montecchi, seems to have grown a bit behind the drivers’ shoulders. But we’ll all have to sit tight until February 13. That’s when we’ll get a glimpse of the new ride for Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz. Ferrari will then show off the 2024 season car to fans and media. After that? It’ll hit the road for two hundred kilometres.

Crash tests have gotten tougher. After Guanyu Zhou’s 2022 Silverstone crash, the FIA upped the ante on requirements. Will all teams ace the crash test on their first go? Who knows. Teams don’t usually spill the beans on that.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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