Tech insight: How “extreme” Ferrari plans to avoid 2020 false dawn

Ferrari became the first F1 team to reveal its 2020 challenger ‘in the flesh’ on Tuesday, it made no secret of the “extreme” concept it has adopted.

As candy-striped interpretive dancers preceded the unveiling of Ferrari’s SF1000 challenger for 2020, carrying their partners on their backs, one wondered if it was an allegory for the weight of expectation on the Formula 1 team’s shoulders.

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Arming its car with the grandiose title of ‘SF1000’, Ferrari certainly has a great deal to prove this season. While analysts waxed lyrical about the team’s 2019 chances following pre-season testing, we – and many others in the paddock – were left disappointed as the SF90’s limitations in low-speed corners were exposed dramatically at the Australian Grand Prix season opener.

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