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Ferrari launches a new F1 powerhouse

Ferrari launches a new F1 powerhouse

By Stephanie Horsman - February 13, 2020

Monegasque champion Charles Leclerc has unveiled Ferrari’s new weapon for the 2020 Formula One season, and it’s called the SF1000. 

At the Municipal Valli Theatre in Reggio d’Emilie amidst serious fanfare, Formula One drivers Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel theatrically revealed the SF1000, the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One team’s newest race car.

Visually, this car isn’t much different than last year’s model, but looks can be deceiving. The new car is thinner, making it more aerodynamic and solving a problem from the team’s cars last season. Moreover, they have updated the chassis, monohull, gearbox and propulsion units to create a better, stronger, faster version of last year’s racers.

The new engine, which employs a novel piston technology and a reworked combustion chamber, can do double duty in that it maintains a power advantage whilst adhering to the new regulations that require two fuel flow sensors. The car has a hefty V6 and 1600cc total displacement, with a maximum RPM of 15,000 revs.

The goal of the revamp is of course to win races. Ferrari has had many wins, but no title since 2008, and they are looking to turn that around this season. Hopes are pinned not only to the new car but to their two stars, Monaco’s Charles Leclerc, who has admitted to being extremely excited to drive the new SF1000, and his teammate Sebastian Vettel, who is seeking his fifth world title and his first with Ferrari.

Charles Leclerc shared the unveiling on his official Instagram page, writing “New season, new car, new overall but same colour.”

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New season, new car, new overall but same colour ❤️ 📸: @mcampelli @calloalbanese

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The SF1000 begins six days of testing at the Barcelona Circuit on 19th February. 



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