[Rassegna Stampa] – Just over a week after the start of the 2020 Formula 1 championship, the teams are eager to test the updates planned on the track during this long pause caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. According to a Ferrari spokesperson, the Maranello team does not plan to present a deeply revised SF1000 at the Spielberg compared to the one that shot in Barcelona last February. This was reported by the authoritative German magazine Auto Motor und Sport.
“[…] Mercedes and Red Bull have developed their own car, while Ferrari will give up on bringing important developments to the track. However in Maranello they are sure they can improve their performance. […] Those who were able, after the reopening of the factories, worked on the developments already in the pipeline for the first 4 races. Ferrari has been amazed at how much competitors have managed to do in this short time. Mercedes, for example, will equip its car with an important aerodynamic improvement. The version seen in the last days of testing in Barcelona corresponds to the development of Christmas 2019, according to what James Allison said. […] Red Bull will also face home games with an evolution, as Helmut Marko explained. […] In the Italian media there has been talk of a half-new Ferrari SF1000, with a thinner nose, a new gearbox, a new rear axle and 30 hp more on the engine. Time without racing stimulated the imagination. An update of this magnitude would be impossible or completely absurd. Ferrari in this way would have already burnt the tokens available. […] “We only made minor changes to the machine. It was more important for us to better understand the SF1000 and we really took a big step forward, “confirmed a spokesman. The first significant changes will probably be seen only after the Hungarian GP. […].“
Tobias Grüner, Auto Motor und Sport, June 25, 2020