Ferrari have revealed the name of their car for the 2022 F1 season – it will be known as the F1-75.
Not a team who tend to stick with a sequential formula for their car titles, the F1-75 follows, from 2018 onwards, the SF71H, the SF90, the SF1000 and the SF21.
There is a special reason for the name of the 68th car to be built by the Italian giants to race in Formula 1 – it represents an anniversary for the team.
It was 75 years ago, on March 12 1947 to be exact, that company founder Enzo Ferrari fired up the engine of the 125 S for the very first time.
The 125 S was a 1.5-litre race car, only two of which were made, that was the first to be produced by Ferrari and claimed their first victory at the 1947 Grand Prix of Rome, driven by Franco Cortese.
“Formula 1, with its spirit of competition and innovation, has always been a fundamental part of Ferrari, driving the technological development of our road cars,” said chairman John Elkann as the team announced the name of their new car.
“This year, as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of our first production car leaving the factory, we honour that spirit by naming our 2022 F1 challenger the Ferrari F1-75.”
It has a name 😎
Get ready to meet our 2022 challenger, #Tifosi 🏎
— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) February 1, 2022
It will be launched at an online event during the afternoon of Thursday February 17 and six days later, Leclerc and Sainz will get to try it out on track for the first time during the first of two pre-season testing sessions in Barcelona.
That three-day test, from February 23-25, behind closed doors at the Circuit de Catalunya, will be followed by a more public three days of running in Bahrain from March 10-12, the week before the first of an intended 23 grands prix that will comprise the 2022 campaign.
Ferrari will be hopeful of closing the gap to 2021 title protagonists Mercedes and Red Bull under the new regulations, having improved from a dismal sixth in the 2020 Constructors’ Championship to finish third last year.
Their most recent race victories all came in September 2019 at consecutive grands prix, through Leclerc in Belgium and Italy followed by Sebastian Vettel in Singapore.
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