Ferrari F10 unveiled (pictures)

The new Ferrari F10

The new Ferrari F10

Today Ferrari has unveiled their 2010 challenger, dubbed the F10.

However, the internet streaming did not go as planned, as a record 3 million people went onto the Ferrari site, and crashed the servers for anyone else trying to get on.

Regardless, the event went ahead, except without the promotional video. This is because the Fiorano track had practically frozen over, with temperatures barely getting over the freezing mark. Just a thought, we would have preferred it if they had filmed it on ice!

Felipe Massa will test the car first, on Monday in Valencia. He will then hand the car over to Fernando Alonso, who will drive it for the other 2 days.

Lets have a look at the car. First of all, it sports the nose arch hornlet featured by Red Bull last year. The rear wing has a new support structure, and a slightly revised engine cover. The bargeboards are different, and the wing mirror/turning vane now reaches much lower down. The front wing also has new endplates and other downforce-generating sections.

As expected, the car has a longer wheelbase, to deal with the enlarged fuel tank. Ferrari have kindly released specifications for the car:

Chassis

Carbon-fibre and honeycomb composite structure
Ferrari longitudinal gearbox
Limited-slip differential
Semi-automatic sequential electronically controlled gearbox – quick shift
Number of gears: Seven, plus 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 inch)

Engine

Type: 056
Number of cylinders: Eight
Cylinder block in sand cast aluminium: 90-degree V
Number of valves: 32
Pneumatic distribution
Total displacement: .2398 cm3
Piston bore: 98 mm
Weight: > 95 kg
Electronic injection and ignition
Fuel: Shell V-Power
Lubricant: Shell Helix Ultra

F1 Fanatic have done some great comparison pictures with this year’s car and the old F60. You can view them here.

A Youtube video of the launch is also available here:

More pictures are also included here:

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2 responses to “Ferrari F10 unveiled (pictures)

  1. Pingback: Virgin VR-01 to launch online on Wednesday « G-Force – A Formula 1 Blog

  2. campos biscardi April 13, 2010 at 21:41

    Quisiera que se modificara el reglamento de los puntos en la formula 1 de la siguiente manera: A los ganadores de la pol position deberian otorgarles 3 puntos para el primero, 2 puntos para el segundo y tres puntos para el tercero.
    Esto beneficiaria a los que de alguna manera se esfuerzan en conseguirla y se ha dado el caso de algunos ganadores de la pol que no terminan la carrera. Es un estimulo al esfuerzo. De ser considerada mi sugerencia espero que me inviten a presenciar alguna carrera en vivo ya que siempre las he visto por T.V.

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