Ferrari unveil the F10
Wraps come off the 2010 challenger
Ferrari this morning launched its 2010 challenger, the 56th F1 design from Maranello, the F10 to the world’s media in Italy.
On hand were new signing Fernando Alonso as well as the returning Felipe Massa, test drivers Luca Badoer and Giancarlo Fisichella.
Stefano Domenicali hopes that 2010 will be something of a fresh start with Alonso joining Massa for what he perceives as an all-new line-up.
"Fernando is a double world champion - we say he will have a third one," he said. "He is already amongst the big champions in F1, and this is now the right moment for him, for us. But we have two new drivers. Why two new drivers? With Felipe we are talking of a new version of Felipe.
"After such a dramatic championship like last year, with the accident in Hungary, Felipe has all the assets to prove he can be very successful. He can prove he wants to return to the pathway that destiny interrupted in Hungary."
Alonso joins the team in chasing championship success, describing the launch of the F10 as “a special moment” in his career.
"This is my first presentation with Ferrari which is emotional for me,” Alonso said. “We are ready to face the challenge and take up the responsibility of realising the maximum potential of this car. Felipe and I will be a very strong team, and we hope we will make all the Ferrari supporters around the world very proud to see this car winning the championship."
Massa is to complete a shakedown this afternoon at Fiorano with the intensive test programme swinging into action next week in Valencia.
Click here for images of the new chassis...
Carbon-fibre and honeycomb composite structure
Ferrari longitudinal gearbox
Semi-automatic sequential electronically controlled gearbox – quick shift
Number of gears: 7 +Reverse
Brembo ventilated carbon-fibre disc brakes
Independent suspension, push-rod activated torsion springs front and rear
Weight with water, lubricant and driver: 620 kg
BBS Wheels (front and rear: 13”
Number of cylinders: 8
Cylinder block in sand cast aluminium: V 90°
Number of valves: 32
Total displacement: .2398 cm3
Piston bore: 98 mm
Weight: > 95 kg
Electronic injection and ignition
Fuel: Shell V-Power
Lubricant: Shell Helix Ultra.