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With pre-season testing starting on Friday, Ferrari rounded off the off-season with their reveal of the SF21 earlier this afternoon.
Mattia Binotto was the first person to introduce the world to the SF21 in Ferrari’s official launch this afternoon from Maranello. One of the main themes throughout the unveiling was how desperate Ferrari are trying to get back to their best and at the top again after what can only be described as a dismal 2020 season for them where they finished 6th in the Constructors Championship, their worst performance since 1980. Binotto stated, ‘This car was born out of last year’s car, due to new regulations. So it was partially frozen but we tried to improve it in all areas’.
The biggest surprise to the car that fans found very confusing was with the Mission Winnow logo. The controversial sponsor which somehow still manages to get around the tobacco legislation decided they wanted their logo bright green on the top of the engine cover of the SF21. The choice of green was actually a last minute change, confirmed here by Charles Leclerc earlier today.
In the launch cinematic that the team released this afternoon, Binotto was joined by Ferrari’s Power Unit Director Enrico Gualtieri, Chassis Director Enrico Cardile, Racing Director Laurent Mekies and finally the Ferrari S.p.A CEO as of December 2020, John Elkann.
The SF21 will hit the track on Thursday for a quick filming day in Bahrain before testing kicks off the day after. The season is just around the corner folks!