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. Car looks amazing, with quite a few obvious changes from the F60.

    1. amazing stretches it.
      yes a few from the f60, not many from the RB5 though huh?

  2. I like it! And the extra white really looks good…reminds me a bit of the 312T.

  3. Diego Medeiros
    28th January 2010, 10:07

    The rear wing is like McLaren’s MP4-24 and the front looks like Red Bull’s 2009. And the shape have some of F60.

  4. An so starts the RB5 Duck Nose copying trend. Has anybody else noticed that the exhausts are a lot further forward on the F10, a bit like the picture (well CAD design or whatever it was) of the USF1 in the “racecar engineering” article.

    1. One more thing: notice how the TOPS of the sidepods have been sculpted. Quite nice looking actually!

  5. Now that is properly gorgeous. The larger fuel tank makes everything else look in proprtion, just beautiful. Nice to see a bit of white adorning it too.

  6. Its good looking. The most important thing is to mantain the light silver wheels. Those white areas could turn into fluorescent white and look even better.

  7. Oh, and thank God those horrible wheel covers have vanished!

  8. Front wing is obviously a fake.

    Ferrari used the same wing design at the end of 2009. Obviously they don’t want to give away their whole 2010 campaign. I understand.

  9. No spinners :-)

  10. hope this car is fast unlike F60…………There doesnt seem to be much of a difference between F2010 and F60 then hoes does this car will be fast, its har to guess..

  11. the front looks more like Force India

  12. I really like it!

    The wings are bad, just like last year, but appart from that, a very good looking car IMO! :D

  13. weren’t the wheels rims going to be gold colour?

  14. Nice post keith …. It really is longer to accommodate the large fuel tank… and look at the top of the nose cone. It’s similar to the Red Bull car last year.

    1. Thanks Jasper, have added the video.

      1. My pleasure Keith, thanks for the good work, you had pics of the new car up before anyone else did! Enjoy yourself at the McLaren Launch tomorrow! You’ll have to let us know what goodies you get in the press pack…best one I ever had was when I went to the BAFTAS last year

  15. Best looking Ferrari for at least 10 years in my opinion.

  16. Am I missing or have they not put a race number on the car?

    1. No race number yet, this car is named to both drivers. This can be just for visual purposes.

  17. Apparently Alonso asked for the steering wheel to be changed to make it easier to use.

    1. Should Ferrari ask Steve Jobs to design a “Super easy to use” Steering wheel? The new iDrive!

    2. Yeah I heard that too. Can’t blame Alonso really as it must be a bit odd trying to adjust to it and Felipe has been there years so it will be normal to him. They should just change it or somehow give Alonso it to play with until he gets used to it or whatever. I hope he doesn’t get any diva criticisms thrown at him because I honestly don’t blame him for asking.

  18. Best looking Ferrari of the decade, :P well seriously, actually it is quite nice

    1. CounterStrike
      28th January 2010, 13:59

      Well, this is the first Ferrari car of this decade so..:P

      1. Exactly :)
        I do think it looks good, people complain about the White but i don’t mind it, the thing I hate is the stupid marlboro barcode, it’s pointless.

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