Ferrari have just announced the name of their 2013 F1 car, the F138. This is taken from the year (2013) and the number of cylinders (8) to mark the final year that F1 uses V8 engines.
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Ferrari 2013 V8
I like that.
Yeah Ferrari have a bit of a history with doing that with there car numbering, it does initially look a bit of a mess but I like the way they number their cars to denote a change/last in engine spec.
1994 – 412T1 – 3.5 v12
1995 – 412T2 – 3.0 V12 – Downgraded spec of the above
1996 – F310 – 3.0 V10
1997 – F310B – 3.0 V10
1998 – F300 – 3.0 V10
1999 – F399 – 3.0 V10
2000 – F1 2000 – 3.0 V10
2001 – F2001 – 3.0 V10
2002 – F2001 – 3.0 V10
and so on
2006 – 248-F1 – 2.4 V8
2007 – F2007 – 2.4 V8
and so on
Well, I can’t believe it, but it looks like the F138 may have a lot of black (or raw carbon fiber) on it. Kind of like the picture that was done by Jeremy Hancox for F1F earlier. Only problem is that I have no idea what part of the car that is. I thought at first it was the FW end plate, but now I think its the nose and FW Pylons. Maybe finally a little more black (and hoping yellow) will show up on this years car. The Ferrari wasn’t pretty last year, but a good paint job would’ve made a huge difference.
For a perfect livery, see here: http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/4-Ferrari-F2012-Livery.jpg
On the subject of Ferrari, they’ve just inked a sponsorship deal with Weichai Power, a Chinese firm specializing in heavy industries.
I really like the Jeremy Hancox livery; as Keith mentioned, the Shell branding really complements the Pirellis.
Only problem is that I have no idea what part of the car that is.
It looks like it’s part of the front wing assembly, connecting the wing to the nose. So it could be very similar to the Hancox livery, but with a white stripe separateing the red from the carbon fibre. And some white on the front wing as well.
Doesn’t look like a stepped nose to me
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