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Ferrari’s Second Upgrade Package Makes Its Mark with 0.01s Difference to Red Bull

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Ferrari’s highly anticipated upgrade package for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix has finally broken cover at the Imola pit lane. The Scuderia aims to take the fight to Red Bull, their main rival in the 2024 Formula 1 season.: The upgrade package includes changes to the floor and rear wing. These modifications are crucial for improving overall performance and handling.

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Ferrari’s second upgrade package is a significant step toward challenging Red Bull. According to F1.com, Red Bull and Ferrari are split by 0.01s with McLaren being the third fastest team 0.08s behind.

Ferrari engineers concentrated on two key aspects during the Imola Grand Prixey aimed to improve tire heat management during qualifying sessions. However, their MOnaco upgrade had left teams to put them in real concerned after great results as Leclerc was behind Verstappen with 0.01s while Norris’ McLaren was 0.08s in third place.

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Ferrari’s Monaco Upgrade Package

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Ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix, Ferrari introduces a comprehensive upgrade package. Monaco’s tight and twisty layout demands exceptional downforce. Ferrari’s new high-load rear wing aims to provide the necessary grip through the slow corners. Expect the SF-24 to hug the track as it navigates the iconic Casino Square and the tricky Swimming Pool section.

The team has reworked the side pods and engine cover for better aerodynamic efficiency. The new design optimizes airflow around critical components, ensuring consistent performance across different track sections. Ferrari hopes this will pay dividends during the race.

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Intriguingly, Ferrari has adopted a P-shaped sidepod inlet design. This innovative approach enhances airflow to the power unit and radiators, managing temperatures effectively. The SF-24’s cooling system now operates optimally, even in the heat of the Mediterranean sun.

Fine-tuning the front and rear wings completes the package. These adjustments aim to strike the perfect balance between downforce and straight-line speed. Ferrari’s drivers will appreciate the improved stability under braking and the confidence-inspiring turn-in response.

READ MORE: Charles Leclerc Dissects Imola Qualifying To Create Ferrari’s ‘Power Strategy’ To fight Max and Lando

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I'm Moin Akhunji, a passionate sports writer renowned for my unique storytelling approach. My expertise spans across various sports, notably NASCAR, F1, and IndyCar. I hold a profound admiration for athletes like Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. When I'm not crafting articles, you'll likely find me trekking in the hills, indulging in my favorite hobby.
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