Ferrari announce launch date for 2023 challenger
Ferrari have become the second team to announce the launch date for their 2023 Formula 1 car.
Last week Aston Martin became the first F1 squad to confirm when the covers would be coming off their new car, and now Ferrari have revealed their 2023 challenger will be unveiled to the world on February 14.
The car currently goes by project number 675 but has no official name yet.
Ferrari's last car, the F1-75, returned the team to winning ways after a fallow couple of the seasons for the team. The Scuderia had not won a race since 2019 but Charles Leclerc took two victories from the first three races in 2022 to put himself and the team right back in title contention.
Ultimately, that challenge fell short as Max Verstappen and Red Bull swept to victory in the drivers' and constructors' championships, and Ferrari will be hoping the new car allows them to take that crucial next step after finishing as runners up this year.
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Leclerc and Carlos Sainz will continue as team mates at Ferrari for the third consecutive season, but it's all change at the top, after the Scuderia recently appointed ex-Sauber head Frederic Vasseur as Team Principal.
The former Renault boss replaces Mattia Binotto, who resigned from his position after spending almost 30 years at the team.
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Ferrari's new Team Principal Vasseur said he was "delighted and honoured" to take on the job.
"As someone who has always held a lifelong passion for motorsport, Ferrari has always represented the very pinnacle of the racing world to me," he said.
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"I look forward to working with the talented and truly passionate team in Maranello to honour the history and heritage of the Scuderia and deliver for our Tifosi around the world."
The Scuderia last won the constructors' championship in 2008 and have since finished runners up six times.