With regulation chances looming in 2014, Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali has revealed the team are splitting their development focus.
Sweeping aerodynamic changes earmarked for the 2014 season have been scrapped, but teams will still have to contend with new engine regulations.
In an attempt to be well prepared when the changes come into play, Domenicali explains that the Italian outfit have two separate development teams at work.
"We have decided, particularly in light of the unusual demands we will face in 2013, when we will have a completely new project to work on for the future, to have two coordinators: Simone Resta, an engineer who has developed his career in Maranello and is very effective, will work on the 2013 car and Fabio Montecchi, will deal with the one for the following year. Nikolas Tombazis continues as chief designer," Domenicali told Ferrari's official website.
"We must also apply in other areas what we have done at the track, for example in production: as was confirmed by some new arrivals from outside the company, in our "time to market," by which is meant the time from conception to producing the parts and in our long term research. "
Ferrari have at times appeared one step behind their rivals in terms of development and Domenicali says they need to think outside the box to ensure this doesn't happen next season.
"We are well aware that we must start off with a more competitive car, as our President has demanded," he explained.
"Clearly we have only been concentrating all our efforts on the new one from a few weeks before the final race, given we pushed right to the end on this year's. The 2013 car will be launched at the very end of January or the early days of February: as usual, the first one will be just a launch version, while the complete one will be seen in the final days of testing or in Australia, so as to make the most of all the time available."
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