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

  1. kapow said on 28th January 2010, 15:09

    “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.”

    no wonder they looked so alike. expect some surprises on the first test?

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 28th January 2010, 15:17

      Usually we don’t get to see the aerodynamic specification for the first race until the last test session.

      • Del Boy said on 28th January 2010, 16:23

        keith

        Do you know why it’s a F10. I would have expected them to go back to the previous numering system. With the F2009 becoming F60 to comemorate 60 years of Ferrari should this years car have been F2010.

  2. tombo said on 28th January 2010, 16:12

    it says the engine capacity is 2398cc which is presumably normal but it begs the question: why is it not the full 2400cc? i guess it’s a trivial difference but when the cars are as close as they have been (last year in particular), it could make a measurable difference, particularly over many laps.
    or, have i totally misunderstood this?!

    • Del Boy said on 28th January 2010, 16:28

      Tombo

      I was told a couple of years ago that 2cc is always left as when the engine is hot it’s actual cc is 2400. The source was McLaren when they had Honda’s Turbo engine.
      Although an interesting question should anybody have any other ideas.

  3. Jasper said on 28th January 2010, 16:16

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/81104

    New Williams, looks quite compact compared to the Ferrari.

    • sato113 said on 28th January 2010, 16:18

      beat me to it by 2 mins! nice one. :D

      • CounterStrike said on 28th January 2010, 16:23

        Yeah better than the Ferrari. I thought Silverstone was in the process of renovation, did they use a truncated version of the track?

    • Bartholomew said on 28th January 2010, 16:39

      Wiliams – good distribution of darks and lights, but needs some more excitement : shinier wheels, a new shade of exciting metallic blue – maybe a Prussia blue …. maybe the white could be fluorescent white instead ….. the livery looks too much like last year´s.

      After the exciting and fresh new looks of the Mercedes, now the bar has been raised and you expect more of every team.
      Merceds has set a new standart for good livery.

      • CounterStrike said on 28th January 2010, 16:51

        Just wait for McLaren. They seem to produce the best liveries in the business.

        • Bartholomew said on 28th January 2010, 17:17

          As long as they dont have all-black wheels I am happy. I profoundly dislike black wheels on a car or motorcycle.
          I am a painter and designer and love expression in colour and exciting textures in metals and silvers.

          • thestig84 said on 28th January 2010, 18:03

            A lot of silver rims at the MTC. Looks good for some nice looking rims on a hopefully stunning car tomorrow!

        • Mclaren livery is hideous in my view. I liked the black and silver but red and silver just feels half hearted and messy to me. I know it has a lot of fans though

          • Calum said on 28th January 2010, 19:08

            Mclaren is to be silver & red, once again, sigh. Hope this doesnt last for many more years, while the financial backing is good the vodafone livery is awful

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

            AM OUTRAGED, Steph, is that the tifosi speaking or proper asthetic complaint.
            Obviously this is the Macca speaking but I really think the McLaren livery is a goodun, I mean more exciting then the Corsa.

  4. Jasper said on 28th January 2010, 16:26

    Oh and a video I found through Al Jazeera, when they’re not showing grainy video of Osama Bin Laden they’re interested in F1, good for them! It’s not the new Williams but has Barrichello and Hulkenberg in interview in Williams kit and they both have a run out in last years cars.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6AnFxBwctQ

  5. Hallard said on 28th January 2010, 17:12

    Is that a new, unique wheel nut design on the F10? Ive gotten used to the wheel covers but I cant remember ever seeing pointy wheel-nuts like that…

  6. Too much white… reminds me of the Dallara-Ferraris – hopefully it’ll go a bit better than them :)

  7. No number on car. They obviously don’t want to show, yet, that this year they will be sporting #’s 7 and 8. (Not 1 & 2)

  8. Jraybay-hamiltonmclarenfan said on 28th January 2010, 19:46

    Looks excellent. That nose is nice :D like a missle it looks fast.

    • Scribe said on 28th January 2010, 19:58

      If anything this car proves that a livery can make or brake a car on looks, As Mercedes livery for their 2010 car on the BGP01.

      The RB5 and the BGP01 could have set the world on fire in yet another way if the liverys wern’t so damn jarring.

  9. Cant wait for McLaren tomorrow!

  10. Nick F said on 28th January 2010, 21:38

    oh look! Alonso’s name comes above Massa’s name on the top of the seat. Interesting. I noticed that at the Mercedes livery launch Schumacher’s name was above Rosbergs.

  11. Diego Medeiros said on 28th January 2010, 21:39

    Keith, could you add on this post the official pictures of Massa and Alonso?

  12. ErBearJ24 (@erbearj24) said on 28th January 2010, 21:54

    I really like the new Ferrari F10! I am a BIG McLaren fan, so I am very interested to see what the McLaren car will look like. I was expecting the cars’ bodywork to be much wider than last years’, due to the bigger fuel tank. But there does not seem to be a huge difference from the 09 cars. I can’t wait to see what this car will look like come Bahrain!

  13. Mike "the bike" Schumacher said on 28th January 2010, 22:52

    It’s a relief I thought the cars would look hideous.

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