WATCH | Ferrari's new F1 car unveiled for final season before Hamilton's arrival
Ferrari unveiled their new SF-24 car on Tuesday, ready for the upcoming Formula One season which will be the last before Lewis Hamilton joins the Italian team from rivals Mercedes.
The team head into their 2024 campaign, which has been overshadowed by seven-time F1 champion Hamilton agreeing to join next year, trying to recover ground on all-conquering Red Bull.
And Ferrari unveiled the SF-24 to their legion of fans with a short and low-key video, adding in a statement that "a small audience of guests" were given a live viewing of the new car.
Among those present were Ferrari's Team Principal Frederic Vasseur and drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, who will race together for the last time this season.
The moment you’ve all been waiting for… The SF-24 is here!! ???? pic.twitter.com/KVEcU5929j
Ferrari said that "the positive feeling the drivers had in the cockpit over the final few races of last season" was the starting point for the new car, with the aim being "a car that is easy to drive and that reacts predictably".
"This year, we must start off where we left off at the end of last season, when we were consistent front runners," said Vasseur.
"The longest ever F1 season awaits us and Charles, Carlos and I all agree, we must be more clinical and effective in how we manage the races."
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The new 24-race campaign kicks off in Bahrain on 2 March with Ferrari not having won a drivers championship since 2007 and a constructors since 2008.
Ferrari finished miles behind Red Bull in both the championships in 2023, with Leclerc closing the season 369 points behind champion Max Verstappen in fifth and Sainz seventh.
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