Ferrari have unveiled their 2012 Challenger. The original launch of the car was postponed from the original date where it was to be unveiled at Maranello, due to heavy snow. They alternatively launched it on their website.
The F2012 features a ‘Hammerhead Nose’ due to the new safety regulations which forces the nose to be lower.
“The nose has a step in it that is not aesthetically pleasing: with the requirement from the regulations to lower the front part, this was a way of raising the bottom part of the chassis as much as possible for aerodynamic reasons,” a team statement said on Friday.
Photo: Ferrari Website
Force India have also launched their 2012 car, The VJM05, which was launched at Silverstone yesterday, Friday. It also had a quick outing around the track at the hands of Paul Di Resta.
Paul Di Resta, Nico Hulkenburg and reserve driver Jules Bianchi were the drivers to pull the cover off the car, which was the fourth to be launched after Caterham (Who launched the car on F1 Racing Magazine, McLaren and Ferrari.
Di Resta said: “We’re not yet in the position where we could achieve that on sheer pace. But we can put ourselves in the position to take advantage if the opportunity arises.
“If some of the cars from the four leading teams don’t manage to finish, or have problems in the race, we have to make sure we’re there at the front of the field. Everyone is still buzzing from finishing sixth last year. That was the team’s best-ever result, we’re determined to carry that momentum into this season. We all know it’s crucial to have a great start to the year and that’s what we’re aiming to have in Australia. We have to be aggressive right from the first test.”
The upcoming launches are:
Lotus 5 February Online
Sauber 6 February Jerez
Red Bull 6 February Online
Toro Rosso 6 February Jerez
Williams 7th February Jerez