Ferrari will present its first wave of updates to the 2022 car this week in Spain. While all the teams bring massive improvements to Barcelona-Cata
Ferrari will present its first wave of updates to the 2022 car this week in Spain. While all the teams bring massive improvements to Barcelona-Catalunya, several brought them forward as much as they could this year to mitigate their big problems (such as Mercedes) or to close the gap with Red Bull.
The Scuderia will feature a new floor, high-load rear wing and new diffuser, as part of a package that will seek to lower drag to mitigate the loss in top speed to Red Bull. The expectation is to improve performance by three or four tenths and liquidate porpoising. They will also remove a layer of transparent paint to lose 0.7 kilos of weight.
The unknown is how much Red Bull can improve on its part, which will also bring its own to Barcelona-Catalunya, but which brought most of its news scheduled for this week to Imola, to the great benefit of the team.
For all the teams it is a litmus test: if Mercedes does not advance this weekend in its performance, it could consider this year’s development closed and start thinking about 2023. Aston Martin will practically bring a new car, and Alfa Romeo ( which has mixed great performance with great fragility in the car) has high hopes of finishing on the grid, behind Red Bull and Ferrari.