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Ferrari to call 2022 car the F1-75 in honour of first production car

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Ferrari have christened their 2022 Formula 1 challenger, which will be piloted by Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc, the F1-75.

It will be the 68th F1 car the famous Italian team have created, with the ‘75’ designation marking the anniversary of Ferrari’s first production car – the 125 S – leaving the factory in March 1947.

The car, which will be the first under revolutionary technical rules introduced for this season, will break cover for the first time on February 17 at 1400 CET.

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“Formula 1, with its spirit of competition and innovation, has always been a fundamental part of Ferrari, driving the technological development of our road cars,” said chairman John Elkann.

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“This year, as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of our first production car leaving the factory, we honour that spirit by naming our 2022 F1 challenger the Ferrari F1-75.”

Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto has said the team took an “open-minded” approach to the development and creation of the F1-75 concept, not just regarding the external shapes but what could be done under the bodywork in terms of layout and architecture.

He believes they have made “significant innovations” with Ferrari among one of the first teams to switch all their resources to the 2022 car.

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