How far can Ferrari recover in 2021?
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How far can Ferrari recover in 2021?

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A new driver combination, a refreshed mentality and winter developments targeted at the weaknesses of its 2020 Formula 1 car puts Ferrari in a much stronger position heading into the new season. After a quiet but encouraging pre-season test, the rate of its recovery will soon become clear.

As Ferrari began to come to terms with the severity of its plight in the early part of 2020, there was a “strange” atmosphere at the team, says Charles Leclerc.

“We realised the reality of things was quite a lot worse than what we expected,” he recalls, harking back to the end of pre-season testing as the limitations of the SF1000 car and Ferrari engine became painfully clear to the whole paddock. That set the tone for Ferrari’s worst season in Formula 1 for 40 years as the Prancing Horse slumped to sixth in the constructors’ championship, and scored just three podium finishes.

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