The most famous motor racing outfit has unveil their 2015 challenger with the SF15-T.
After a disappointing 2014 season that has prompted a major management and staffing overhaul, the Maranello-based outfit is determined that the changes it has made will help move it back up the grid.
The James Allison-designed SF15-T features a long protruding nose and an aggressive sidepod concept.
Allison has commented that the main focus from the team is to resolve the issue regarding the “unacceptably large gap in our performance” last season, when Ferrari failed to win a race for the first time since 1993.
“We’ve tried to make sure the weaknesses we felt were particularly notable on the ’14 car were put right for the ’15 car,” he said.
Allison added that the team have made major gains with the packaging of the car at the rear.
“The back of the car is something that is noticeably different from the 2014 car where we have been successful in pulling the bodywork much tighter to everything underneath the skin,” he explained.
“That’s been done through a lot of work not just in the wind tunnel but also in the design heart of the company to try and find radiator designs that were fundamentally more efficient. So for every square centimetre of radiator we’re able to extract more cooling this year than last and therefore able to close the car down at the back significantly.”
The front of the SF15-T features a long, smooth nose which is familiar from other designs which have already appeared following another change in the regulations.
“I think all the cars on the grid this year are going to be more appealing around the front,” said Allison, “because after after a few years of trying I think we’ve finally invented a regulation that gets what we wanted from a safety point of view but also doesn’t create the rather unappealing features of the last few years”.
“So I think everyone will look a lot prettier from the front and the 2015 Ferrari is, I think, nice in that regard.”
New signing Sebastian Vettel will be given the unique opportunity to shakedown the car in the first official run at Jerez.