Ferrari launch new SF 15-T

Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen will be driving the as described new ‘sexy’ SF 15-T during the unveiling of their new 2015 challenger.

The new SF 15-T
The new SF 15-T

The Car’s most prominent features appear to be the elongated flat nose which is the longest of any of the other cars revealed so far, and the heavily sidepods.

‘’Last year we had an ugly car and it was a non-winning car on top of this.  I like the car this year in terms of the aesthetics.  I don’t know about the performance, but it is really sexy,’’ said new team boss Maurizio Arrivabene.

Contrary to what was expected to change, the new model continues with the pull-rod front suspension of its predecessor- Mercedes and Red Bull use a push-rod system.  Although the pull-rod variation offers aerodynamic benefits, its downside is a sloppy front end a feature which neither of the drivers particularly like.

‘’Ferrari have two drivers who prefer to have a sharp end and so to still have the pull-rod system is a big question to me’’ said Sky Sports’ F1 Ted Kravitz.

Despite boasting what is reported to be the largest budget in F1, Ferrari finished a distant fourth in the constructors’ Championship last year, resulting in driver Fernando Alonso to quit for failing to deliver a title challenging car.

Ferrari last won a title in 2008 and failed to win a race last season for the first time since 1993.  Boss Arrivabene has already warned that it may be too early to realistically challenge for the title and even suggested that they face another ‘’difficult’’ season.

‘’We have to be realistic.  It’s important we get into the groove quickly and then start to make progress’’, cautioned Vettel.

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