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Ferrari SF-23 Engineers Spill F1 Car's Details
Ferrari SF-23 powertrain and chassis engineers outline the team's upgrades during a year with strict development limits.
February 17, 2023
Ferrari's SF-23 Formula 1 racer for the 2023 season.Ferrari
Ferrari's car was fast last season but suffered reliability problems that the team sought to exorcize in the SF-23 racer for this season. But strict limits on budget, wind tunnel, and computational fluid dynamics along with a freeze on power unit specifications have made improvements hard to come by.
Nevertheless, the engineering team says that it has found the necessary upgrades.
“Over the past five weeks, I have had the chance to get to know many members of our team," said Vasseur. "We have a great group of people here and it is clear that motivation is high throughout the team."
"Today we launch our 2023 contender together with our partners and tifosi, and I am very pleased with how the car looks," Vasseur continued. "I love the red color and the ‘Effe Lunga’ that spans across the rear wing, reminding us of our heritage. Our focus will soon shift to another aspect, which is its speed and performance. Our objective is to win the championship, which will not be an easy task as our competitors will have exactly the same target in mind. We have to bring the right mindset with us and always work on being better tomorrow than we are today.”
The real information comes from Enrico Gualtieri, Head of power unit engineering, and Enrico Cardile, Head of chassis engineering, who describe their upgrades to the SF-23 in our photo gallery Q&A. Click through to see what they told us.
2023 Ferrari SF-23 Specifications
The chassis is made from a carbon fiber composite honeycomb, with halo protection for the cockpit.
Longitudinal Ferrari gearbox with 8 forward gears and reverse
Hydraulically controlled rear differential
Brembo ventilated carbon discs (front and rear) with electronically controlled rear brakes
Push-rod front suspension, pull-rod rear suspension
Weight including coolant, oil, and driver: 798 kg
18” front and rear wheels
Bodywork and seat in carbon fiber
Cubic capacity: 1600 cc
Maximum rpm: 15,000
Supercharging: single turbocharger
Maximum fuel flow rate: 100 kg/hr
Maximum race fuel 110 kg
Configuration: 90° V6
Bore: 80 mm
Stroke: 53 mm
4 valves per cylinder
Direct injection, max 500 bar
Configuration: hybrid energy recovery system with electric motor generators
Battery pack: Lithium-ion batteries with a minimum weight of 20 kg
Maximum battery pack capacity: 4 MJ
MGU-K maximum power: 120 kW (163cv)
MGU-K maximum rpm: 50,000
MGU-H maximum rpm: 125,000
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