Ferrari follow in Aston Martin’s footsteps by announcing car launch date for 2023

Sam Cooper
A Ferrari logo emblazoned. Barcelona February 2022.

A Ferrari logo is emblazoned in front of the team's garage. Barcelona February 2022.

Ferrari have become the second team to confirm the launch date for their 2023 Formula 1 car after Aston Martin.

The Scuderia will unveil the F1-75’s successor on Valentine’s Day (February 14) which comes a day after Aston Martin’s launch.

Posting on social media, Ferrari told fans to “save the date” before asking “are you ready to fall in love?”

For now, the car is being called ‘project number 675’ with the official title set to be revealed at a later date.

Ferrari fans will be hoping for another improvement in what will be the first car of the Fred Vasseur reign following his move to the Italian outfit in the new year.

The 2023 car has a lot to live up to with the F1-75 proving to be Ferrari’s most successful chassis in years. Charles Leclerc was able to secure three wins while Carlos Sainz bagged his maiden victory in the sport at the British Grand Prix.

The team also earned 20 podiums as they secured second in the Constructors’ Championship behind Red Bull.

Despite this improvement from previous years, Leclerc described the F1-75 as “difficult to understand” with it proving to be the best car in qualifying but then falling away on race day.

“I think with new tyres, low fuel, it was a really really strong car,” said Leclerc at the FIA’s Prize Giving Gala. “The feeling was really really good.

“We were struggling a little bit more come the Sunday, especially with tyre degradation, struggling to put the car in the right place for it to be nice on tyres, and we’ve paid the price quite often come the Sunday.

“But yeah, very very fast car the Saturday, a bit more difficult to understand the Sunday.”

The 2023 car will be the team’s entry for their 73rd season of Formula 1 with the Italians being the only outfit to have featured in every campaign since the sport’s inception in 1950.

Read more: F1 2023 calendar: Car launch dates, pre-season testing, TV schedule