Ferrari 2010 F1 car pictures

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Ferrari launched the F10 today. More pictures below
Ferrari launched the F10 today. More pictures below

Ferrari has revealed its 2010 F1 car, dubbed the F10

Here are the first pictures of the new car and its technical specifications:

As expected, the F10 features a longer wheelbase to improve the car’s weight distribution because of the enlarged fuel tank owing to the refuelling ban.

Some of the car’s most sensitive aerodynamic details are are not shown – it has been presented with 2009-specification front and rear wings and Ferrari has avoided showing any images of the rear of the car where there is believed to be an aggressive double diffuser.

One of the most striking changes is to the nose, which is longer and raised higher in the distinctive style of Red Bull’s 2009 RB5. The onboard camera housings, which every car must be fitted with, have been moved back from the tip of the nose.

The front-on shot reveals slightly smaller air intakes for cooling, which is most likely a consequence of this year’s car on having KERS. Under the skin the radiators are likely to be longer and narrower than last year’s to fit around a larger fuel tank, a compromise other teams will have to make.

There are small turning vanes in front of the sidepods, upon which the rear view mirrors are mounted. The sidepods themselves have a more sculpted aerodynamic shape.

Massa’s planned run in the car on the Fiorano circuit today has been cancelled, so we won’t see the F10 in action until testing starts at Valencia on February 1st.

The arrival of Santander means the car has white front and rear wings, as it last did in 2006. Former communications sponsor Alice’s logos are no longer visible on the car.

Ferrari has also given some basic technical specifications of the car, though none of the really interesting information such as its wheelbase:


Carbon-fibre and honeycomb composite structure
Ferrari longitudinal gearbox
Limited-slip differential
Semi-automatic sequential electronically controlled gearbox – quick shift
Number of gears: Seven, plus reverse
Brembo ventilated carbon-fibre disc brakes
Independent suspension, push-rod activated torsion springs front and rear
Weight with water, lubricant and driver: 620 kg
BBS Wheels (front and rear: 13 inch)


Type: 056
Number of cylinders: Eight
Cylinder block in sand cast aluminium: 90-degree V
Number of valves: 32
Pneumatic distribution
Total displacement: .2398 cm3
Piston bore: 98 mm
Weight: > 95 kg
Electronic injection and ignition
Fuel: Shell V-Power
Lubricant: Shell Helix Ultra

Ferrari F10 launch video

Ferrari F10 launch

Image (C) Ferrari spa / Ercole Colombo

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  1. Is it just me or does this car not look that much different to last year’s aside from the new nose and slightly more bulbous rear to accommodate the larger fuel tank..??

    1. The sidepods are a lot different, the “bulges” at the side of the car and their profile along the length of the car is more smooth.

    2. the nose and the sidepods looks very different.

      1. No more the Alice brand on ferrari?

      2. oh and one thing, i bet it’d be awesome if the rims were black. :)

  2. RedBull-esque front nose, like we heard a while ago. Forza Ferrari!

  3. Finally! I have been waiting for so long! The live stream was lagging though… I wonder how many people were watching worldwide? That livery is a little strange isn’t it?

    1. It was lagging for me too. I can only assume tens of thousands have been watching it online.

      It looks pretty nice, but the white kind of ruined it, little bit..

  4. fast work KC. Nice.

  5. White wings!? :-(
    Nose seems quite high?

  6. Thank god they are showing it live on Rai Due. It is impossible to gain access on the ferrari site.

    1. I had the feed on the Ferrari site but went to refresh as its so slow and lost it!

  7. I’m trying to connect to ferrari site also, with no success.
    Anyway, from this pictures I think it is quite RedBull wise. It should be interesting to look at the rear, waiting for the next pictures.

  8. Does it have a name yet?

  9. Prisoner Monkeys
    28th January 2010, 9:49

    Ferrari really need to do something about that Malboro barcode. It makes them look like a GP2 team …

    1. HounslowBusGarage
      28th January 2010, 10:17

      I was think exactly the same thing. It really makes the car look rubbish – as though someone has stuck a large check-out paper sticker over the top of the car, wrinkles and all.
      Maybe one of the Photoshop Kings here could colour it in or replace it so that we could see how much better the car could look.
      Don’t like the white, either.

    2. Does anyone know if their take on weird subliminal advertising actually works? Anyone got the urge to go by a 10-pack of the Grand Dragon’s favourites?

      1. Well as a McLaren fan I can tell you I avoid Marlbog like the plauge, LuckyStrikes for me but I was never a Honda fan. Or a smoker at that point.

  10. On the subject of white wings. Does anyone know if they perform better because they reflect more heat than say black ones. The effect would surely be minor but since these guys go to the extent of covering up screws I would imagine this could be more significant.

    1. Prisoner Monkeys
      28th January 2010, 9:52

      It would be so minor that it wouldn’t affect anything. Ferrari’s wings are white because red and white are Santander’s corporate colours.

    2. white bodywork around the engine area could help keep the engine from overheating i guess. very minor tho.

      1. At the sort of temperatures that are reached by F1 cars in that area, it wouldn’t matter what colour the car was because colour only absorbs and emitts heat differently at certain temperatures.

  11. The nose seems to be the only really obvious change. Well done Keith for having this up instantly!

    1. wings come out later

  12. The car looks good. The livery will take a bit of getting used to I think. Those white wings really do stand out.

  13. Haha, they have covered up the diffuser.

    1. Yep there’s a panning shot of the car on the broadcast as well which shows the back of the car but keeps the diffuser out of shot.

  14. Its the same basically, not too impressed actually

  15. that is one long car! & nice touch with the santander logo on the insides of the rear wing plates haha

    1. The santander logos are anywhere and everywhere they could fit them by the looks of it.

  16. Does anyone have a live feed?

  17. Hi Keith, I have been taking screenshots of the unveiling stream if you want me to send them to you?
    just let me know

    1. Please send them to me as well. Much appreciated!

  18. ivz – the stream is still going for me

  19. I think the camera placement is the only interesting aspect of this car. The front wing looks the same as the end of last year IMO.

    1. Probably stuck last years on for the launch, it’ll likely be quite different by the time the lights go out in Bahrain.

  20. I still have the live streaming too.

    Does anyone know whether Alice canceled their sponsorship? (and why)

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