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:


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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124 comments on Ferrari 2010 F1 car pictures

  1. the front looks more like Force India

  2. Fer no.65 said on 28th January 2010, 11:19

    I really like it!

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

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

  4. 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.

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 28th January 2010, 13:34

      Thanks Jasper, have added the video.

      • Jasper said on 28th January 2010, 16:11

        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

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

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

  7. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 28th January 2010, 13:29

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

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

    • 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.

  8. Calum said on 28th January 2010, 13:34

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

    • CounterStrike said on 28th January 2010, 13:59

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

      • Calum said on 28th January 2010, 15:58

        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.

  9. CounterStrike said on 28th January 2010, 13:57

    I am sorry. The car doesn’t look revolutionary at all as promised, that said they might be holding back on revealing some of the components.

    Livery wise it is very clearly evident that they have fallen prey to Santander, just as Merc to Petronas & McLaren to Vodafone, which is a big big shame.

    But lesser the Scarlet, lesser nastier the cars look. As Prisoners Monkeys said, the Marlboro bar code must go, looks like a gp2 car.

    If looks and appearance were what won you races, I’d say this car would perform very poorly.

  10. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 28th January 2010, 13:59

    Added some new pictures of the car including one which shows the back in better detail though the diffuser is covered up.

    • GeeMac said on 28th January 2010, 14:06

      I have a funny feeling that there is something quite special under that diffuser cover…

      • ajokay said on 28th January 2010, 15:37

        A solid fuel rocket? They’re pretty special.

        • Scribe said on 28th January 2010, 19:21

          I have the feeling we are seeing roughly a half of what Ferrari have prepared for that car, and about a third of what’ll be there by the time we get to Bahrain.

          The wings diffuser and development programme, wern’t on anybodies cars last year while a lot of whats on that car was.

          So while I find that car to be underwhelming innovatively, I’m not worried about Ferrari, nor will I be worried about McLaren tommorow if they produce something simular, the best is yet to come.

  11. Bartholomew said on 28th January 2010, 14:15

    Mercedes 2010 = very good looking
    Ferrari 2010 = good looking
    Renault 2010 = good looking preview photos.

    And now McLaren ????????
    I would love a touch of orange and wheels like their 60s and 70s race cars : black in the center and chrome along the outer edge. This would be really cool.

  12. wasiF1 said on 28th January 2010, 14:45

    Nice car for sure.Huge amount has been invested on the front wing,not sure what’s hiding in the back!

  13. Great photos! Alonso, do it to the third time!!!

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