The Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 team unveiled its new 2010 F1 car today, marking the 60th year the Italian sports car manufacturer has competed in the racing series. More than 3 million Ferrari fans flocked to the official team Web site this morning to view the unveiling, causing the site to repeatedly lag.
The new car, called the F10, largely differs from the outgoing F60 in its revised nose. Power will come from a 2.4-liter V-8, similar to that used in the F60. Built largely from a lightweight honeycomb carbon fiber structure, the F10 barely tips the scales at 1364 pounds, even when fueled up and saddled with the weight of a driver.
On that note, both Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa will drive the F10 in the 2010 season. Massa was scheduled to test the F10 at Ferrari’s Fiorano track earlier today, but icy conditions postponed the drive until tomorrow. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the F10 will see its first test drive come Monday, during official testing for the F1 season in Valencia, Spain.
Source: Ferrari, Formula1