Ferrari launch their 59th F1 car

Friday 01-February-2013 09:53

Ferrari unveiled a new-look F138 at Maranello on Friday with the team's 2013 car sporting a much straighter, sharper nose.

As Formula One fans around the world baulked last season when the stepped-nose cars were launched, this year's regulations allow for a vanity panel. And Ferrari have made great use of that.

The fifty ninth car built by Ferrari specifically to take part in the Formula 1 World Championship, the F138 has a straight nose sans the step while the team have changed the positioning and layout of the exhaust.

The design of the suspension continues with the same philosophy making use of pull-rods for both the front and rear.

Billed as an "evolution of the F2012 in terms of its basic design principals", Ferrari have revised every part in order to maximise performance.

"Coming second at the last race is always difficult, from an emotionally point it is very diffciult," said team boss Stefano Domenicali.

"But we have already forgotten that.

"This year we have begun improving on the reliability, the work of fine tuning, at the pit stops, these are the things that allow us to look forward to the new season which will be difficult."

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