Ferrari F60 launched at Mugello – pictures & video (2009 F1 car launches)

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

More high-resolution pictures of the new car below. Update: Pictures of the F60’s first test and launch video added.

All images (c) Ferrari spa.

Video: Onboard with Massa in the F60

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80 comments on Ferrari F60 launched at Mugello – pictures & video (2009 F1 car launches)

  1. 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.

  2. D Winn said on 12th January 2009, 13:49

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

  3. 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.

  4. anirudh said on 12th January 2009, 15:14

    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????

    http://club.forceindiaf1.com/forceindiaf1/gallery/view_gallery.one?gal_id=2098578

  5. Chris Johnson said on 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.

  6. Paul F said on 12th January 2009, 16:05

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

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 12th January 2009, 16:37

      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.

    • 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…

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

  8. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 12th January 2009, 16:41

    The official FIA entry list suggests Raikkonen is number three.

    • 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.

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

  10. 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 ! !

    • 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!

  11. matthew said on 12th January 2009, 17:19

    It looks terrible, distended and hastily slapped together. It’s also interesting to see that the vestigal bridge wings are permitted by the new regs. That said, it looks way better than the BMW.

    It’s like if they had grand prix cars in Blade Runner.

    Welcome to the weird dystopian future of Fomula 1!

  12. it looks like it was designed by a seven year old.

    good god that rear wing is horrible!!!!

  13. Patrick said on 12th January 2009, 17:41

    wow. 2009 could start off any worse. These cars are truly a pathetic sight. Maybe I could get used to the front wing, but the rear wing height looks beyond idiotic. The shot from above Massa with slicks on is the only time I can say I even think its nice. A profile shot, or front on shot shows how truly moronic these new rules are.

    If these cars were developed into being this ugly 5 years ago, Max would have banned them even if they were faster, just purely based on looks(read: Monaco X wings).

    Honestly, I love Formula 1, but it has jumped the shark for me, and everything seems downhill from here.

  14. I think it is a great looking car.

  15. i like the clean lines
    the wings look stupid
    those mirror stream liners should not be allowed
    they will grow and grow…do the rule makers ever learn!!!
    and i can’t believe marlboro is still on the car DICUSTING!!

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