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2010 Scuderia Ferrari F10 – Click above for high-res image gallery

With nearly all the seats accounted for and the first group test at Valencia (scheduled for February 1) fast approaching, the time has come once again, boys and girls, for the unveiling of the 2010 F1 cars.

A couple of months ago, it looked like all the teams would get together under the auspices of the Formula One Teams Association to unveil their cars in one massive exposition concurrent with the Valencia test session, but that won't come to fruition. Several teams are expected to debut there still, while others are doing their own thing once again. And Ferrari is first among them.

Unveiled at the team's headquarters in Maranello, the new F10 is the chariot with which Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa will be contending for the championship against other top-rated challengers from Mercedes GP, McLaren and Red Bull, to say nothing of the other ten teams on the grid. The latest Prancing Horse – whose Santander-dominated red and white livery we saw a few days ago – is the product of several months of development, as the Scuderia stopped development of last year's car half-way through the season after realizing it was way off pace and concentrated on this year's car instead.

You can have a look at the initial batch of photos in the gallery below, but don't expect to see much of the rear end of the car. Ferrari kept its diffuser design – of the double design that caused controversy last year but won't be banned until next – hidden from prying eyes for the time being. Stay tuned for the more as the teams roll out their latest.



[Source: Ferrari]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      "Ferrari leads the way..."

      I thought Mercedes was the first?
        • 5 Years Ago
        I think they are referring to the introductions of all new 2010 spec cars. The Mercedes intro was a 2009 car just showing off the new 2010 livery.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why are they still using the "bar code" graphics?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Because they can't put Marlboro on the car any more, but it's been there for so long and the shape of the bar code is so similar to the Marlboro logo that it's just about the same.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I can't find them nice since the front wing is SO enormous and the rear wing is so narrow. It just seems wrong from the top view.
      • 5 Years Ago
      How much longer did they get to fit in the bigger gas tank? The wheelbase looks ridiculously long!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Based on the rule changes, this is about what I expected the Ferrari to look like. I really look forward to the other launches for 2010, especially the new Red Bull. I remember Mark Webber saying that last year's car would be the best looking on the grid. He was right, in my opinion. The checker board pattern in the carbon fiber=very cool.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I was expecting more. It looks like an update of last years car. Oh well hope it works for them. NOT!! lol lol naw JJ
        • 5 Years Ago
        I assume you guys think because it is in red and has the general shape of an F1 car its the same as last years? From cheif designer: "For the new F10 we had to review the whole car....There are changes: the shape is definitely different..."
        • 5 Years Ago
        One could perceive that this years cars would just be updates of last years car. But considering Ferrari dropped the ball last year and abandoned all development on last years car half way through the season I was expecting more. Honestly seems like the kept the old car and adapted it to adopt the double diffuser.
        • 5 Years Ago
        thats all 2010 was meant to be anyways right? and update from '09s chasis? the only things different are the livery, front tire width smaller, fuel cell size (which of course changed the seating positiiong, overall dimensions of the chasis, nor more kers) but yeah I wouldn't have expected anything more...actually the livery changed surprised me more than anything
      • 5 Years Ago
      bar code = marlboro, since it's illegal now to flat out write their brand name on it
      • 5 Years Ago
      I know the Scuderia fans are gonna love me for this, but with that much red and white I just can't stop thinking "Toyota".
        • 5 Years Ago
        I don't like all that white either, but hey, at least it's not blue, orange and white like renault...right?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nice RB5
        • 5 Years Ago
        Wow this car looks nothing like the RB5 to me. The only similarities are the side mirrors which Ferrari had last year and the indention at the top of the nose which was an update on last years car. oh well.

        http://forum.planet-f1.com/index.php?t=msg&th=68911&start=480&
        • 5 Years Ago
        Totally! Anyone who says this doesn't think this looks like the RB5 plainly doesn't understand basic aero. The high nose, low tail reflects RB's remarkable Adrian Newey design from last year which, even without the double-decker diffuser, took on the Brawns. The tradeoff was the problem in fitting a double-decker diffuser because of the ultra-low rear suspension design. That diffuser being eliminated this year, I think we're going to see a lot of other cars reflecting Newey's model.

        I got money that at least two other teams are going to look just like this! BTW, anyone notice how long this is?! The lack of refueling this year must mean it's got gigantic tanks squeezed into that wheelbase...
        • 5 Years Ago
        He's right, its very much like the RB5 and not for no reason, it was the best car at the end of 2009 and would have been the championship winning car if they had started with the double diffuser. Raised nose with indentation and more tapered rear, everyone knows Ferrari took a good hard look at the Red Bull car.
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