"However, there is one important new element for this season: for the first time we will use the TAG 320 standard electronic system that will form the basis of the one that everyone will use in 2014," Marmorini revealed." Use of this new ECU has also meant developing new software and testing it, as well as developing specific new programming tools."
Away from the car itself, the team is also focusing on improvements in other key performance areas for race day.
"We are trying to improve our pit stops still further and we have made some changes in that area," Pat Fry said. "Hopefully we can gain another couple of tenths off our pit stop time. On average, we were consistently the best in this area last year.
"But you cannot afford to stand still, otherwise you find yourself dropping behind: we need to catch up to the level of teams that were quicker in pure speed terms even if they had more problems at their pit stops," he cautioned.
Whether all these small incremental changes and improvements really will deliver the extra edge that Ferrari
needs to clinch the driver and constructor titles over Red Bull
in 2013 remains to be seen, but it's clear Ferrari
are determined to pull out all the stops in their efforts to emerge with one or both championships this season.