Ferrari Unveil New F60 for 2009

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Ferrari unveiled their brand new F60 car for the 2009 Formula 1 championship at Mugello. The Scuderia therefore became the first team in the F1 paddock to present their car for the upcoming season. The Italian team has chosen to change their designation from F1+competition year into F60 in order to celebrate the 60 seasons inside the Great Circle (the only team to compete in all 60 editions of the F1 championship).

The new car is totally different as compared to the 2008-spec car, featuring a completely new aerodynamics with new changes imposed by the FIA for the new season. The front wing features a wider format, as opposed to the narrower and higher rear one. This changes were made in order to improve airflow around the car.

Also, the rear side of the car has been slightly modified in order to accommodate the newly-developed Kinetic Energy Recovery System. The unit was developed by Ferrari in joint venture with their usual electronics supplier Magneti Marelli, but is still to be tested on track during the upcoming testing sessions this winter.

Ferrari are likely to start the new season without the new system, as the team's technical staff admitted there is still a lot of work to do on developing a functional system by late March.

The F60 – or 660 as it is internally known by the Ferrari mechanics – also features a reduced diffuser. The lateral parts of the car have been developed thoroughly throughout the winter, while the car's length has been increased.

Felipe Massa is scheduled to be the first driver to take the F60 for a ride later today, on the Mugello circuit. The initial launch was scheduled to take place at Fiorano, but the Scuderia officials switched to Mugello because of the freezing temperatures.
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