Ferrari’s 2023 F1 car has been completely redesigned, this is the secret that the Scuderia believes will allow them to challenge Max Verstappen at Red Bull for the title. Ferrari has presented a completely redesigned F1 car compared to the 2022 F1-75. The F1 regulations have changed very little since last season, so a surprise move to many considering how competitive the previous 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 power unit 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 push-rod suspension at the front, a completely different nose design and a bodywork version that is even more extreme than last year’s.
Big changes afoot at Ferrari
With all these changes, Ferrari is clearly banking on the aerodynamic efficiency of its car this year on all types of circuits on the calendar, making the SF-23 a versatile Formula 1 car.
“Our 2023 car is an evolution of the one we raced last year, but in reality it has been completely redesigned,” said Enrico Cardile, Ferrari’s head of chassis.
“Aerodynamically, we have increased the vertical downforce, to further adapt to the new aerodynamic regulations and achieve the desired balance characteristics.”
“The suspension has also been redesigned to support the aerodynamics and increase the range of adjustments that can be made to the car on the track. The most obvious changes are in the front suspension where we have moved 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 has already taken to the track this Tuesday at Fiorano as part of a limited 100-kilometre filming day.