Ferrari's Binotto underlines 'extreme' design features of SF90


Scuderia boss Mattia Binotto says Ferrari has raised the bar with its new-spec SF90, the work of an engineering team that tried to be as "extreme" as it could.

The Italian outfit unleashed on Friday the prancing horse it hopes will bring the title back to Maranello this year.

While many focused on the SF90's distinctive matte red livery, a closer look revealed, among other features, a very tightly packaged rear end.

"In 2018 we got really good achievements, and this car is a development of last year’s car," said Binotto who, as the Scuderia's technical director last year, oversaw the SF90's design process.

"It is not a revolution. We simply tried to push again to raise the bar, raise the level, and try to be as extreme as we could.

"There are a few changes that are straightforward, like the front wing that is for the technical regulations that have changed since last time.

"But if you look at it in all the details, certainly we try to push very hard, being innovative. The roll hoop is very narrow and very slim.

"And if you look at the bodywork at the back it is very, very slim, and that is thanks to the entire job, which you cannot see because it is below, in terms of engine installation and power installation packaging.

"A lot of effort has been done and I think the final shape is the result of all this effort. We like it."

Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri led off Friday's presentation in Maranello and paid tribute to Binotto's loyalty and expertise.

"We begin a new exciting chapter in our history, led by Mattia Binotto.

"Mattia has been with Ferrari for about a quarter of a century. His stellar career over that period is clear testament to his exceptional abilities and leadership skills.

"He knows the Scuderia inside out. He is very much a team player, decisive, talented and determined to make a huge difference at all levels.

"I have every confidence that he will lead the Scuderia to ever greater heights."

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