Italian automaker Ferrari, presented its new car for the upcoming Formula 1 season Friday, and Fernando Alonso says he’s hopeful it will help him make amends for the disappointing end to the 2010 championship.
“We have updated the team, we have made some improvements and we are awaiting the challenges against our first opponents.”
The F150 is the 57th Ferrari single-seater racecar and it features lots of aerodynamic tweaks some of which enforced by 2011 regulations. One major change is the prominent Scuderia Ferrari logo on the engine cover. Other, more significant changes, include a raised chassis, a high seating position, a simpler rear diffuser, a new movable rear wing and of course, the return of the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS).
From the side view, the air box runs higher, overlapping on to the minimal shark fin in the process. Meanwhile, looking from above, the side pods do not taper so readily towards the rear.
— Carbon-fibre and honeycomb composite structure
— Ferrari longitudinal gearbox
— Limited-slip differential
— Semiautomatic 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: 640 kg
— BBS Wheels (front and rear): 13”
— Type: 056
— Number of cylinders: 8
— Cylinder block in sand cast aluminium V 90°
— 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