Ferrari 2010 F1 car pictures

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:

Chassis

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)

Engine

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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124 comments on Ferrari 2010 F1 car pictures

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  1. Adrian said on 28th January 2010, 9:44

    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..??

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

  3. damonsmedley said on 28th January 2010, 9:46

    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?

    • geo132 said on 28th January 2010, 9:50

      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. Bewildered said on 28th January 2010, 9:47

    fast work KC. Nice.

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

  6. Robbert said on 28th January 2010, 9:48

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

  7. David said on 28th January 2010, 9:49

    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. Stephen said on 28th January 2010, 9:49

    Does it have a name yet?

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

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

    • HounslowBusGarage said on 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.

    • 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?

      • Scribe said on 28th January 2010, 18:59

        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. Bertie said on 28th January 2010, 9:50

    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.

    • Prisoner Monkeys said on 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.

    • sato113 said on 28th January 2010, 9:57

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

      • 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. damonsmedley said on 28th January 2010, 9:50

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

  12. Eric M. said on 28th January 2010, 9:50

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

  13. Robbert said on 28th January 2010, 9:51

    Haha, they have covered up the diffuser.

  14. Its the same basically, not too impressed actually

  15. kapow said on 28th January 2010, 9:54

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

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