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    Ferrari unveils F2008 to the world

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    Ferrari has unveiled its new F2008 challenger that the Italian team hopes will allow it to retain the drivers and teams' world championship titles it scooped up last year.

    Launched at Ferrari's Maranello factory, in Modena, Italy, the car is a logical progression on the Scuderia's unconventional long wheel-base F2007.

    The new car, codenamed internally as the 659, is built to new regulations requiring standard ECUs and gearboxes that must last four races, and is the second designed by a team overseen by Ferrari's technical director Aldo Costa.

    The team insists that the F2008 is a completely new design.

    And while it features a strong resemblance to its predecessor, closer inspection reveals significant detailed changes to the aerodynamic silhouette, particularly around the front of the car.

    An all new integrated front-wing assembly is the F2008's most outstanding visual feature, but it also features an entirely new skin that accomodates the new higher cockpit side protection rules as well as new limits on composite materials used in manufacture.

    This also means that the new car is heavier than the F2007.

    Ferrari pointed out however that the F2008's current aero specification will undergo considerable changes prior to the first race following an intensive pre-season development programme.

    Other new features on the car include a monococque that has been further cut away under the driver's legs and side pods and engine cover that are more tapered.

    The suspension has also been refined to better accomodate the F2008's complex aerodynamics front and rear.

    Ferrari claims that the introduction of a standard ECU (SECU) means that the management of the differential, engine and quickshift gearchange are simpler, while the lessons learned in the first year of Bridgestone's standard tyre supply and the removal of driver aids has led to an adaption in wheelbase and weight distribution.

    World champion Kimi Raikkonen is scheduled to give the car its first run on Ferrari's Fiorano test track tomorrow (Monday).



    http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?PO_ID=41549

    Re: Ferrari unveils F2008 to the world

    love it!

    The new steering wheel, less button but a new manettino "tyre"

    PS Happy new year!!

    Re: Ferrari unveils F2008 to the world

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    mikigta said:
    love it!

    The new steering wheel, less button but a new manettino "tyre"

    PS Happy new year!!


    This looks like a gameboy of its own, lol

    Re: Ferrari unveils F2008 to the world

    The barcode graphics... what sponsor is that suppose to be? Is Marlboro still the highest sponsor?

    Re: Ferrari unveils F2008 to the world

    WOW... heavily changed car.

    The aerodynamic is so different. Look on that front spoiler, so narrow/slim. Thant that sides - I'm very intersted to see how this car performs!

    Re: Ferrari unveils F2008 to the world

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    Modrocket_stereo said:
    The barcode graphics... what sponsor is that suppose to be? Is Marlboro still the highest sponsor?



    Yep, the barcode is Marlboro. They pay something like 110 millions.

    Re: Ferrari unveils F2008 to the world

    Be interesting to see what the McLaren looks like

    Re: Ferrari unveils F2008 to the world

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    Rossi said:
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    Modrocket_stereo said:
    The barcode graphics... what sponsor is that suppose to be? Is Marlboro still the highest sponsor?



    Yep, the barcode is Marlboro. They pay something like 110 millions.



    not bad for a bar code..

    Re: Ferrari unveils F2008 to the world

    What is "Alice" in the front spoiler?

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    ALICE is an ADSL Internet brand of Telecom Italia - A sponsor.

    http://www.telecomitalia.com/

    They are also a major sponsor of the Ducati MotoGP team.

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    I thought it was the new girlfriend of Jean Todt.

    Nah, just kidding.

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    I should have known better. The Ducati MotoGP team is sponsored by Marlboro and they run the barcode graphics as well.


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    Schuffo said:
    ALICE is an ADSL Internet brand of Telecom Italia - A sponsor.

    http://www.telecomitalia.com/

    They are also a major sponsor of the Ducati MotoGP team.



    I thought 'Alice' was a reference to somebody about to try using that steering wheel, as them heading down a deep rabbit hole, with all those switches .

    Re: Ferrari unveils F2008 to the world

    Thanks for sharing the video amigo!

    Re: Ferrari unveils F2008 to the world

    Thanks Gary

    The most interesting thing about this video for me is that when LDM arrives he shakes hands with everyone, including the current drivers. But when M Schumacher arrives it's hugs and kisses from LDM..

    Also cool to hear the rear tires spin up at app 7:53 into the video. This should be a fun season, I hope it rains alot

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    temm said:
    Also cool to hear the rear tires spin up at app 7:53 into the video. This should be a fun season, I hope it rains alot



    Should we pray for a rainmaker, temm?

    Re: Ferrari unveils F2008 to the world

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    Gary(SF) said:
    Shakedown video:

    http://axisofoversteer.blogspot.com/2008/01/first-ferrari-f2008-shakedown-video.html

    Gary



    thanks for the vido !

    i hope it rains very litle , or we will very serious crashs this season...

     
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