Carlos Sainz Jr. has revealed that Ferrari's 2024 car is behaving differently from last year's edition in the simulator.
However, he admitted that he won't really know how he gets on with the car until pre-season testing in Bahrain, where the rubber will meet the road for the first time.
Despite Sainz being the only non-Red Bull driver to win a race in 2023, it was a fairly disappointing year for the team as a whole, as they regressed in their 2022 performance and fell down to third in the constructors' championship.
“I think we are going to have to wait until testing. It’s incredibly difficult to know," Sainz said in quotes reported by MotorsportWeek.
“The car in the simulator is behaving differently for sure, but I think until we don’t put the car in 100 kilos and used tyres, it’s going to be impossible to see how the car is actually treating that tyre, treating the pace and how our race pace is going to be affected.
“That we will only know in Bahrain when we put it on track and in the meantime we can focus on adding performance in the wind tunnel and trying to make it better and better.”
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