Ferrari F60 - 2009 Formula 1 car

Ferrari F60 launched at Mugello – pictures and video

2009 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Ferrari has launched its 2009 F1 car at Mugello. The F60 is the first Formula 1 car for the new season to break cover.

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  1. Unlikely to be a lot of oversteer with that massive front wing, is there, especially when the drivers can adjust the angle of attack, so Kimi should be OK… as long as he doesn’t catch that thing on anyone’s car at the start, or when trying to overtake.

    LOL, watch there be even LESS overtaking, with drivers too afraid of losing their front wing to follow the car in front close enough!

    1. Good point, drivers may have to ensure enough room / gap before attempting a pass!

  2. Looks much better than the BMW. The nose isn’t too long. The pillars joining the wing and nose are thrown backward, thus it seems long. (The BMW’s pillars are pretty vertical).

    Also; no bloated sidepods like BMW.

    But I am surprised to see the sidepod deflectors and nose wings ( the small black ones, close to the front wing). Aren’t they banned?

    1. Here’s a comparison of the F2008 and F60.
      The nose is just about an inch longer than the F2008.
      The mirrors are still mounted on the deflectors; which are banned.
      And; the wheelbase is a good 10-15 inches shorter than in 2008.

    2. Very useful thanks Sumedh! It looks like the total length is greater but the wheelbase is shorter, assuming the images are kept in proportion.

  3. I see they’ve gotten round the regulations by turning the wing-mirror stalks into sidepod wings.

    I hope the FIA pull them up on that and they are forced to remove them. Once again, Ferrari going against the grain.

    Other than that, I think the car looks beautiful. The nose is sleak and long, and it’s so pinched at the back. I’ve never seen so much floor be shown on an F1 car before.

    I like the black carbon fibre on the bottom half of the car too, harks back to the late 80’s when they left the bottom of the cars unpainted.

    1. Yes I used to like the black front and rear wings on Ferraris.

    2. Instead of black, I would have prefered those parts in silver, if you take a look at the old 512, 312 Le Mans type racers , you will see that the use of red plus silver is a Ferrari tradition

  4. @sumedh aren’t the small black wings you’re referring to the camera housing and dummy camera housing?

    1. Oh; They seemed like deflectors when seen in the side view. May be they serve dual purpose. Just like the mirrors.

  5. Great pictures!!!! (Keith and Sumedh) Thanks a lot for the side of the pics.

    I don’t like front wing, it is not proportioned with the rest of the design; I hope gives the cars efficency despite the aesthetic.

    In any case, I think in few races we all will be used with the look of this new designs.

  6. At least the front wing isn’t 50 feet off the ground like it was in the last few seasons.

    1. I agree, this is one thing from the past few years that I haven’t liked about the cars. It’s nice to have the front wings back down within scraping distance of the tarmac.

  7. I just hope the new regulations aren’t so restrictive that all the cars do look similar, through no fault of the designers…..
    Keith – I see where you are coming from with the name – perhaps this is Ferrari getting to know its Road-Car side again….

  8. hmm, I like it. Kimi should put it to good use.

  9. Look good but this new design is taking some getting used too. I’m surprised to still see Marlboro as a sponsor as I thought 2008 was their last year with Ferrari.

  10. Pleasantly surprising, but I don’t like the mirror stalks.

    I do wonder how fragile they’d be during a race.

    1. And the mirrors will be useless for looking in, as they’ll vibrate or flap about at speed. But then nobody is allowed to overtake them anyway, so it won’t matter. Hadn’t realised how narrow the rear tyres are this year, if KERS gives you a boost in acceleration and there’s no traction control it could get quite tricky.

  11. The front and rear wings still look the wrong size to me, but as other have said we will have to get used to them.

    Those sidepod deflectors that the mirrors are mounted on spoils the look of the car for me. Although I did like some of the areo pieces that have been banned for this year I never liked those sidepod deflectors and was looking forward to them going.

    As regards to the name, personally I like the Williams and McLaren way of naming the cars FW.. and MP4/.., as they follow on from the last model and you can trace them all the way back.

  12. According to a number of other sites, F60 refers to the number of Championships in which Ferrari have participated.

  13. I can get used to the Front wing.. but the rear wing doesnt look good from any angle.
    Why didn’t Kimi get to Drive the new car? They propably didnt want to Spoil the whole Launch Party and was afraid he might put it into a wall?
    Cant wait to see how the McLarens Looks compare in a weeks time.

  14. guys, a little off topic… new force India calender featuring fisichella & “Co.” is out.. It also shows Force India in a new livery similar to Flag of India… think its sign of things to come????

  15. Chris Johnson
    12th January 2009, 16:05

    Best part of the day for me was Massa’s helmet camera. Very cool and a little higher point of view than DC’s at Interlagos.

  16. I thought tobacco sponsorship was banned, however Ferrari still have their Marlboro barcode thing…

    1. Tobacco sponsorship hasn’t been banned, but displaying tobacco adverts has. What Ferrari has on the car isn’t recognised as an advert for Marlboro, even though F1 fans like us all know it is.

    2. It’s interesting to note that Marlboro is not mentioned on Ferrari’s website whether that be as a partner, sponsor, official supplier, supplier etc…

  17. I like the way they have mounted the mirrors…

  18. The official FIA entry list suggests Raikkonen is number three.

    1. I wonder why they did that. Does this change that Massa’s car should be supporting the red inlet top (as opposed to yellow) as he was the top point scorer in the team.

  19. I suspect teams will be taking even more front wings to the races as we will probably see many being knocked off…

  20. I am surprised no one noticed this. Even I noticed it just now. Why is the black camera housing above the cockpit only on the left-side ? ? It only on the left side in all the pictures. Even the testing ones. Why will Ferrari make such rookie errors ! !

    1. In my opinion, it can’t be a mistake… rather I see it as something (though minor) done on purpose to improve the aero balance of the car!

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