The 59th car built by Ferrari to contest the Formula One World Championship was unveiled today. It also marks the continuation of the Scuderia's partnership with Shell which dates back to 1929.
Maranello, Italy The hotly anticipated unveiling of Scuderia Ferrari’s latest single-seater Formula One car took place today in Ferrari’s home town of Maranello, Italy. The event was attended by Luca di Montezemolo, Stefano Domenicali, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa. The new car, which will be driven by Alonso and Massa during the 2013 Formula One season, was revealed to a packed room of international journalists all eagerly awaiting the first glimpse of the Ferrari F138.
The F138 is the 59th car built by Ferrari specifically to take part in the Formula One World Championship. The name comes from a combination of the current year and the number of cylinders, to mark the fact that this is the eighth and final year of competition for the V8 engine configuration.
This car constitutes the Scuderia’s interpretation of this year’s Technical and Sporting Regulations, which in fact are substantially the same as those from last season. Therefore the F138 can be seen as an evolution of the F2012, in terms of its basic design principals, although every single part has been revised in order to maximise performance, while maintaining all the characteristics which were the basis of last season’s extraordinary reliability.
“Ferrari has been in Technical Partnership with Shell for many years. The strength of our collaboration is that we are both completely aligned on technical and commercial aspects.
"Formula One engine regulations are currently frozen so the only way to maximise performance of the engine is though improvement in fuel and lubricant – even half a horse power is important, every little bit counts.” - Stefano Domenicali, Team Principal Scuderia Ferrari
“The car looks fantastic and we really can’t wait to see it performing on the track. Shell has worked very closely with Scuderia Ferrari every step of the way in the development of high performance fuels and lubricants for the F138. We’re extremely excited about the team’s prospects for the coming season.” - Richard Bracewell, Shell Global Sponsorships Manager
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