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Can Ferrari's new car topple Red Bull's modern F1 dominance?

Ferrari began Formula 1's new ground effect era with a 1-2 in Bahrain last season, but it was soon overhauled by Red Bull and ended the year only just ahead of recovering Mercedes. The new SF-23 features several tantalising features that point to the Prancing Horse's ambition as it aims to get back to title-winning ways

One year ago, Ferrari unveiled a car that looked every bit a Formula 1 title contender in the opening races of the 2022 season. The skirmishes between Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen within those opening rounds were the set-up to a championship battle that ultimately fell flatter than a crepe on an apartment floor.

There were elements of the anti-climax that can be lain at Ferrari’s door, particularly in terms of early-season strategic calls, but the championship seemed to be distinctly out of reach when Leclerc placed his F1-75 into the Paul Ricard barriers. The wheels had come off, and Ferrari had to spend the rest of the season soul-searching.

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