The new Ferrari will be called F138

The 59th car built by Ferrari for Formula One competition will be named after combination of the current year and the number of cylinders.

Maranello, – The new Ferrari Formula 1 car which is being launched the day after tomorrow in a marquee inside the Maranello facility, will be called F138.

Ferrari factory
Ferrari factory

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The name of the 59th car built by Ferrari to compete at the highest level of motor sport derives from a combination of the current year and the number of cylinders, partly to mark the fact that this will be the last year that the V8 engine configuration will be used in Formula 1, bringing to an end what will be an eight year career.

With its fifty eight previous cars, the Scuderia is the only team to have taken part in every year of the championship and holds all the records in terms of titles won (31: 15 Drivers’ and 16 Constructors’,) Grand Prix wins (219,) pole positions (207) and fastest race laps (228.)

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Tags alonso, f138, ferrari, maranello, massa, scuderia