After months of speculation, Scuderia Ferrari finally reveals the SF1000. With their new challenger, The Prancing Horse eyes success in the 2020 Formula One Championship.
Behind the name
Scuderia Ferrari is the only F1 team not adopting a chronological criterion in naming their car. After the SF90, celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Scuderia, the SF1000 celebrates the occurrence of Ferrari's 1000th Grand Prix participation. As the longest standing team in Formula One, the Scuderia will pass the landmark at the 2020 Canadian Grand Prix. The Prancing Horse's long and successfull history in F1 dates all the way back to the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix, where Alberto Ascari snatched the second place. Sixteen Constructors' Titles and fifteen Drivers' Titles later, the Maranello team hopes to regain the much awaited top spot in the upcoming season.
The SF1000 sports the same matte red livery we got accustomed to in 2019, with a contrasting halo. The front is now decorated with an Italian Flag, the Tricolore, also featured on the 2020 team gear. The engine cover is significantly slimmer, as the fin gains more prominence. We can already spot the new suspension design, while the front wing philosophy remains mostly unchanged. The dark grey detailing can also be noticed on the drivers' suits, which also bear the #EssereFerrari hashtag.
In less than a week, the SF1000 will be on track in Barcelona for pre-season testing. And that's where the games begin.
Written by Aurora Dell'Agli.