After Aston Martin became the first team to announce when they are going to reveal their 2022 car, Ferrari followed suit a few days on and has now revealed that the new car from Maranello will be presented to the world on the 17th of February, almost exactly a week before the first part of pre-season testing begins in Barcelona, on February 23, at the Spanish venue.
The team usually officially names its new cars on launch day, but until then the projects each have a number associated to them, and the 2022 project is number 674.
The Prancing Horse will be pinning its hopes on delivering a car in which Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc can regularly fight at the front of the field for race wins and podiums. Ferrari hasn’t won a world constructors’ championship since 2008, and a world drivers’ crown since 2007, when Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa were their drivers, Raikkonen ultimately winning the drivers’ title by a single point in 2007 over rivals Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso, both from McLaren.
In 2022, the Maranello squad is hoping to make good use of the new set of rules and regulations set by the FIA, which changed the cars drastically compared to the previous era of F1 cars employed since 2017, aiming to improve the quality of the racing.
In order to do that, Ferrari is reportedly developing its new car in an “aggressive” manner, and it is expected that the improvements to the power unit and clever exploitation of the returning ground effect might give the team an early advantage in the season. Good news and hopes renewed for the Tifosi, as we rapidly approach an exciting new season of Grand Prix racing.