Friday, 3 February 2012

Ferrari F2012 unveiled in spite of Maranello snow

Ferrari have released pictures of their 2012 challenger.

Pictures of Ferrari's latest car have being revealed. Despite heavy snow in Maranello cancelling the official launch of the F2012, pictures have been released on the official Ferrari website. Ferrari's car is noticeable for it's bizarre nose, and the ugly step in the nose.

The Ferrari F2012, revealed today
Ferrari vowed to be less conservative in 2012 and more agressive, and said “The nose has a step in it that is not aesthetically pleasing: with the requirement from the regulations to lower the front part, this was a way of raising the bottom part of the chassis as much as possible for aerodynamic reasons. The sides have been redesigned, through modifications to the side impact structures, the repositioning of the radiators and revisions to all aerodynamic elements. The lower part of the rear of the car is much narrower and more tapered, a feature achieved partly through a new gearbox casing and a relocation of some mechanical components. In recent years, the area of exhausts has been crucial in terms of car performance and much effort was expended on this front, based on changes to the regulations introduced this year. The rear wing is conceptually similar to the one used in 2011, but every detail of it has been revised and it is now more efficient.”

The team have finished third in the last two Constructor's Championship, and are now hoping they can give Fernando Alonso a car to win the World Championship, while the team will be expecting an improvement from Felipe Massa. The team endured a disappointing season in 2011 by their standards, being well of the pace despite a very strong season from Alonso.

2011 Season Review: Ferrari

Keep with my blog for all the opinions, launches and testing updates throughout the winter, as we count down to the Australian Grand Prix.

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