@ Kingshark; so as a Ferrari fan, where do you see them in 2014?
Engine development reintroduced.
James Allison back at Maranello.
Aero efficiency loses importance.
Mechanical grip gains importance.
All these are positive changes for Ferrari. Ferrari excel at developing a car with testing. Likewise, the V8 engine freeze has hurt Ferrari since they cannot use the exhaust as proficiently as teams with Renault engines can (hence you often notice poor traction from Ferrari compared to other Renault powered cars). James Allison is a talented engineer, so his return to Maranello is obviously a big plus. Ferrari’s strengths have always laid in mechanical grip development more so than downforce, so the technical changes for 2014 is also a plus.
The only two mysteries, are perhaps two very big mysteries.
1) How competitive is Ferrari’s V6 Turbo engine and KERS compared to its rivals?
and 2) How will the 2014 Pirelli tyres suit the new Ferrari?
Both of these are unfortunately unanswerable at the moment.