Narrower than last season's SF90, with a deeper red coloring the body, Ferrari is pinning its hopes on the SF1000 car earning them drivers and constructors titles that have eluded them for 12 and 11 years respectively.
Ferrari presented its new SF1000 for the 2020 Formula One season, which they hope will achieve its first drivers' world title since 2007, during a fabulous celebration on Tuesday. The car's name is aware of the fact that the Italian team will start the 1000th World Championship race during the next campaign, which starts with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 15. Narrower than SF90 last season, with a more intense red. As for the body, Ferrari is confident that the SF1000 will win the title of drivers and builders who have evaded it for 12 and 11 years, respectively.
"I really love her," said German pilot Sebastian Vettel.
"It's much narrower in the back compared to last year and it's redder, even better. I'm impatient to drive it, and that will be more exciting than looking at it."
Scuderia shattered with tradition and made a new race car outside stronghold of Maranello, and discovered it instead of the Red Sea on stage at the Romulo Valley Theater in the nearby city of Reggio Emilia.
"This is a very important place for our country," said John Alcan, president of Ferrari.
"It was in this city where the three-color flag was created, which became the flag of Italy. Ferrari is proud of Italy and of representing Italy."
"This is a very special year," said Mattia Pinotto, Ferrari team manager.
"It has been 70 years since Formula One, we've got there from the start and we'll get to 1,000 Grand Prix numbers, and that's unbelievable."
With the exception of the mandatory change in the calendar due to the deadly crown virus in Asia, the teacher must be reached in June during the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.
"It might look like an SF90, but I can assure you it's totally different," Pinuto continued.
"We still have to go ahead, especially in reliability," he added, recalling that Ferrari, like other teams, had to face the "double challenge" of preparing for the next season in parallel with the next season, when new rules came into effect.
Binotto stressed that Vettel's veteran this season and 22-year-old Charles Leclerc, who first impressed him last season, will start on equal footing.
"We have seen that both can fight to achieve the best results. Both are at the same level. It is up to them to compete."
Vettel, the four-time world champion with Red Bull and a final two times with Ferrari, insisted it was not a difficult decision to accept.
The 32-year-old said, "I don't see it that way."
"I don't see Charles getting up and down. We have the same car, and for me, it doesn't change anything. This was the case also last season."
Last season, the relationship between the experienced Vettel and Leclerc turned into a duel, reaching a critical point when the two drivers clashed during the Brazilian Grand Prix.
But Leclerc, 22, who won two races and finished fourth in the world championships, said the lessons had been learned.
"We learned the lesson from Brazil. We are free to compete, but we are teammates," he said.
"There are a lot of people working behind us as a team, and things like Brazil shouldn't happen."
Both drivers said they were keen to test the new car, which will be on its way next week for pre-season tests in Barcelona.
"I felt excited when I saw her," said Monaco's Leclerc.
"Now I can't wait to get on the right track, try it out and show all the work done in this car."
"It will be a huge challenge. I am ready to learn from my mistakes and become a better leader."
"What we all want at Ferrari is to be the world champion."
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