Ferrari F14T Launch
| Source: ferrari.com |
Ferrari has revealed its 2014 Formula 1 car, the F14 T, that it hopes will allow it to fight for the world title this year.
The Maranello-based team’s 2014 challenger features a different nose approach to the other 2014 cars revealed so far, with a much flatter concept.
Ferrari has retained its pullrod front suspension concept in the new design.
The new car is the first that will have been influenced by incoming Ferrari technical chief James Allison, who arrived late last year following his switch from Lotus.
The car is scheduled to run in public for the first time at Jerez in Spain next week.
Ferrari is hoping that the change in regulations this year, with the arrival of 1.6-litre turbocharged engine, will help it finally deliver the world championship that has eluded it in recent years.
Last season proved a disappointment when, after starting the season with a competitive car, it failed to maintain a good enough development rate during the campaign.
As well as the all-new car for this year, Ferrari has welcomed back Kimi Raikkonen who replaces the Williams-bound Felipe Massa.
Kimi Raikkonen: “It’s nice to come back to the team with which I won my championship in 2007. The aim is the same: we want to do the best we can. We want to try and win races and try and win the championship if we can. I had to have a small operation, I didn’t really have a choice in order to be as pain free as possible for the coming season. It was a good time to have it done. If we are the strongest team – and I hope we’re going to be – then we both want to win. The car will tell if we can bring the championships back to Ferrari. I would say there are lots of other things, especially with the new rules, that will say what the results will be. But I think we are more than capable of being up there and fighting for the championship.”
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