Ferrari have announced they will reveal the car they hope will take Sebastian Vettel or Charles Leclerc to the world championship on February 15.
The unveiling takes place three days prior to pre-season testing in Barcelona, team principal Maurizio Arrivabene confirmed at Caschi d’oro awards ceremony in Milan.
Arrivabene insisted it was far too early to predict the performance of the car having only limited data from the tests on the simulator.
“The group led by [technical director] Mattia Binotto has been working on next year’s single-seater for months now,” said Arrivabene, who was accompanied by Charles Leclerc.
“The engines are already running on the test benches and there are parts of the car that are already in production.
“Instead, the parts more related to the performance will arrive at the last moment, even if the tension increases because the time is less and less. On February 15 we will present the car and everything must be ready for that day.
“Of course it is early to give an overall picture of the car. Simulations are being done and we are working on the simulator, but the real test bench is only the track. That’s where you confront yourself, comparing the data you’ve collected during the winter period, and especially where you confront yourself with others.
“The technicians are working hard to complete the car by 15 February. We have some information from the guys who work on the simulator, but it’s still too early to talk about performance.”