Sainz: Ferrari will continue FP1 experiments despite F1 2023 battle
Ferrari is making significant changes to its car for next year in order to address its handling issues that have affected Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc. The team has realized that the issues stem from their current chassis and is now focusing on the 2024 project, which will feature a new chassis and rear end. In the meantime, Ferrari is using Friday’s first practice session as a test session for next year, experimenting with various set-up choices. Although concentrating on 2024 may impact their 2023 constructors’ championship fight, Sainz believes it is the right decision. He emphasized the importance of using practice sessions to try different things and understand the desired characteristics for the next car. However, Sainz also acknowledged that simulations, the simulator, and the wind tunnel remain crucial tools in the development process.