Ferrari has officially revealed its new challenger for the 2015 Formula One World Championship season.
Dubbed as the SF15-T, the Ferrari F1 team aims to have a better campaign in this year's championship with the new car. The team's technical director James Allison said that the SF15-T was developed to address the weaknesses they noticed with the F14 T, the first Ferrari since 1993 to not score a Grand Prix victory.
“Last year we had an unacceptably large gap in our performance. We’ve tried to make sure that the weaknesses that we felt were particularly noticeable on the ‘14 car were put right for the ‘15 car,” Allison said.
According to the Scuderia Ferrari, the SF15-T sports a long flat nose and a “much tighter” bodywork. In addition, the team developed a more efficient radiator design that extracts better cooling than the F14 T. Aside from these, Ferrari has also developed the car's power unit to deliver better throttle response.
“We had a number of issues with last year’s power unit. Early on in the season the power delivery was not particularly sophisticated so it was tough for the drivers to get the throttle response they wanted. That improved a lot during the season and we’ve taken it a step further for the SF15-T,” Allison said.
With the SF15-T, team principal Maurizio Arrivabene said that he expects the Ferrari F1 team to win at least two races.
“I am just realistic. Nobody has the magic to change things when things are unchangeable. I don’t want to say that we are going to win the world championship but for sure we are committed to win at least two races,” Arrivabene said.
The SF15-T will be driven by Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen.