Published: Wed, February 12, 2020
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Ferrari reveal SF1000 auto as they aim to end Mercedes' dominance

Ferrari reveal SF1000 auto as they aim to end Mercedes' dominance

Vettel, the four-time F1 champion with Red Bull who is still seeking a first title with Ferrari since joining in 2015, won just one race and took two poles past year.

The new vehicle has been coined in recognition of Ferrari's 1000th world championship grand prix entry, a milestone the Italian team will reach this year.

According to Italian media sources, Ferrari's 2020 auto will be officially named "SF1000" when it is launched in Italy on Monday.

The new vehicle bears significant similarities to last year's chariot, but there are many changes both over and under the skin as Ferrari seeks to reignite its form after 2019 ended with a whimper. "It is the first time we have appeared outside Maranello (headquarters of the factory) and we are proud to do so in this place so symbolic for our country, Italy, which we are proud to represent worldwide, "he said". What we have presented tonight, not the nose but the wing, is the one we finished (with) previous year.

"It may look very similar to a year ago but, believe me, its completely different and a lot of the concepts are very extreme", he added.

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"We still have to make progress, especially on reliability", he added, recalling that Ferrari, like the other teams, had to face "the double challenge" of preparing the next season in parallel with the following one, when new rules will come into force.

The 2019 season proved a particularly cold shower for the only team to have competed in every championship since the start in 1950, with the auto raising hopes by being quickest in pre-season testing only to then fail to deliver as expected.

Vettel Y Leclerc Their main mission is to achieve Ferrari a constructors' championship that has not been enough since 2008, and that of pilots, which the Italian house has not achieved since the Finnish Kimi raikkonen He won in 2007. A lot of people [work] on the auto, we are a team, and things in Brazil shouldn't happen. "We improved the downforce a lot, not only through the wing but if you look at the auto itself - the turning vanes especially - quite a lot of high complexity, I would say".

"It's a big challenge and I can't wait to drive the vehicle". I never doubted that, I don't think Charles did either. We have to learn from our mistakes.

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