Formula One's most successful team, Scuderia Ferrari have unveiled their brand-new machine, the F1-75 with which the Italian outfit's young driver pair of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz will race in the sport's 73rd season.
Ferrari have become the latest team to show off their new machine that has been designed according to Formula One's revolutionary new technical regulations. Unlike teams like Red Bull and Williams, the Maranello based outfit has unveiled its real car with which the team is set to complete the first three days of pre-season testing at Barcelona that will take place on 23-25 February.
Last season was an important year for Ferrari as it bounced back from a dire 2020 campaign in which it slipped to sixth in the constructors’ championship. The Italian squad secured a total of five podium finishes in 2021, scoring 323.5 points to finish third in the Constructors' Championship.
Commenting on the launch of Scuderia's new car, Team Principal Mattia Binotto said:"This is an important day for us as we launch our car, the Ferrari F1-75. I must admit that personally, I'm excited about it, as this car is a product of the effort, dedication and passion of each one of us. It's down to the work of a group of people who have invested everything in this car, working with courage, creativity and team spirit," said Team Principal Mattia Binotto.
"We have a good team of people here who have gone from strength to strength, investing all their skills in this project and I am proud of them. We have tackled the challenges of this project with an innovative approach, because, apart from the requirements of the completely new technical regulations, we believe that we had to take on this exercise with an open mind."
Ferrari's brand-new machine will be piloted by an unchaged driver line-up that consists of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz. The Monegasque will complete his fourth season with the Scuderia while the Spaniard will race for the Maranello based outfit for the second season after a successful debut year that saw him secure four podium finishes with Ferrari.
"Yes, I'm more than ready for this season," said Sainz. "2021 was a great year for me because I managed to learn how the team works on the inside, to adapt to a new environment, but also mainly to learn about the Ferrari brand and how everything works from here and it was a great experience for me. Now it's time to take the team to a different level, take it to a different step, and as drivers and the team together we want more things and more success in 2022 – so let's go and get it."
"I really, really like it. I think I'll love it even more if it's fast on track but I absolutely love the look," added Leclerc. "I think it fits perfectly. It's a bit of a darker red. It looks a bit more aggressive but for a car like this, I think it fits perfectly."