Below we want to share about 2009 FERRARI F60 FORMULA ONE CAR.
World Championship runner-up Felipe Massa described the new Ferrari F60 Formula One car as ‘cute’ after it was unveiled on the company’s official website on Monday.
Explaining the name, team boss Stefano Domenicali said: “It was our desire to combine the history of F1 and the fact that Ferrari has always been present.”
Ferrari’s 2009 Formula 1 race car has all the features required by the new rules
Massa took the F60 for a spin around the famous Mugello circuit just outside Florence with Ferrari having changed the original location from Fiorano, their usual test track near their base at Maranello close to Bologna, due to icy conditions there.
“With all the new regulations I was expecting something else, like ten years ago with huge wings, but I was surprised. I find the new F60 to be nice, small like a F3 car but nice looking,” the Brazilian said.
The car is named F60 in reference to the number of championships Ferrari have participated in and becomes the 55th different F1 car designed by the Italian manufacturer.
Most of the design changes have been imposed by the FIA in order to increase overtaking in a sport often lacking in excitement due to the difficulties in passing the car in front.
The new aerodynamics is expected to have a significant downforce loss compared to last year’s car, but the driver is now able to make minor front wing adjustments from the cockpit.
A shorter front wing, a thinner but higher and more compact rear wing and standardised central chassis are all modifications introduced by the FIA’s Overtaking Working Group (OWG).
Ferrari’s KERS to recuperate kinetic energy has been designed jointly with Magneti Marelli and is centrally mounted on the engine under the rear part of the chassis. Other details include a seven-speed transmission and a redesigned Type 056 V8 engine that must last three races in accordance with the new regulations. Max rpm has also been reduced from 19,000 to 18,000 revs.
The Renault team of former double world champion Fernando Alonso and Williams unveil their cars next Monday with BMW Sauber following a day after that.
The clean lines of Ferrari’s F60 Formula 1 race car for 2009 with its bigger-than-last-year front wings.
Brazilian Felipe Massa with the Ferrari F60 developed for the 2009 Formula 1 season
Finn Kimi Raikkonen with the Ferrari F60 developed for the 2009 Formula 1 season