Ferrari to deploy brand-new upgrade in a few weeks

Ferrari are hoping to have their new major upgrade ready in a "few weekends".

It has been reported by that Ferrari are currently developing a brand-new floor for the SF-23, with the target being to introduce it as soon as possible.

2023 has been miserable so far for the Maranello-based team, who have once again suffered several blows.

Similar to last season, the vast majority of their woes have been their own doing, most notably their series of communication breakdowns.

Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz were both victims of miscommunication with the team at the recent Canadian Grand Prix, which saw both drivers heavily impacted in qualifying.

Want to work in Formula 1? Browse the latest F1 job vacancies

At the Circuit de Gilles-Villeneuve, Ferrari instructed Leclerc to do the complete opposite of what he wanted to do, costing him a place in Q3.

On the other side of the garage, Sainz was slapped with a three-place grid penalty for impeding, as the Italians failed to inform the Spaniard on when he needed to get out of the way.

What made the entire thing incredibly frustrating for those watching, is that it was the first time this season really that Ferrari boasted brilliant race pace.

Leclerc recovered to fourth whilst Sainz finished in fifth, marking just the second time this season that both Ferrari drivers have finished in the top-five.

Article continues below

The SF-23 has tended to be rapid over one lap this year, only for Leclerc and Sainz to struggle with tyre wear during the races.

Leclerc actually had sensational race pace in Montreal and would’ve likely challenged Max Verstappen for victory had it not been for his Q2 elimination.

Leclerc’s podium at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix remains as the Maranello-based team’s only top-three finish of the season, something which has seen them fall to fourth in the Constructors’ Championship and 199 points behind Red Bull.

READ: Ted Kravitz recalls Christian Horner encounter

Ferrari are working tirelessly in Maranello though, to address the SF-23’s issues.

It’s been reported by the Italian outfit that Ferrari’s head of chassis department Enrico Cardile is pushing for a newly designed floor, which the team are opening to have ready “within a few weekends”.

Based on this time frame, it could be ready for the Hungarian Grand Prix, which takes place in just under four weeks.