Ferrari announced it will introduce its 2019 Formula 1 car with code name 670 on February 15th. Team boss Maurizio Arrivabene answered the questions of journalists on Thursday evening at the Cashi d'oro Award Ceremony organized by Autosprint at Garage Italia in Milan.
Arrivabene officially announced the launch of the new car three days before the Barcelona pre-season test in Spain.
Arrivabene took advantage of Conti Editore's prestigious event to explain the car, in the absence of the traditional Christmas dinner that Ferrari's F1 journalists attended.
"The technical group under the leadership of Mattia Binotto has been working for our vehicle for the next year. We are working on the engine test bench and we have some parts that come into production," Arrivabene, who attended the ceremony with Charles Leclerc.
"Time will shrink and tension will rise, but performance-related parts will be produced in the final section. On February 15, we will introduce our vehicle and make everything ready for that day."
"Of course it's early to talk about the overall picture of the car. Simulation works are underway and the simulator is still working on it. But the actual test is only done on the track. It's where you're confronted by comparing the data you've collected in the winter, and especially where you're in comparison with others."
Mechanics work hard to complete the tool by 15 February. There is some information from the children working on the simulator. But it is too early to talk about performance, "he said.