Ferrari unveils its new F138 car for 2013


MARANELLO, Italy — Ferrari has unveiled the car the Italian team hopes will end a run of four years without a Formula One title.

The car’s name — F138 — is a combination of the year and a tribute to the V8 engines which will be used for the last time this season, bringing an end to an eight-year run.

Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali called the launch “a starting point for a year with only one goal: To add to our wonderful history.”

Ferrari last won the constructors’ title in 2008 with Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa, while Raikkonen won the team’s last drivers’ title in 2007.

Ferrari has a record 16 constructors titles.

Force India launches its car later Friday.

This season begins with the Australian Grand Prix on March 17. Testing starts in Jerez, Spain, next week.

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  • Alexander Matti

    To: juliustravon: 

    as well wrong information posted. 

    2013 f138 fo ferrari single seater is same engine concept will use this year. Since 2008 same engine concept.

    Next year 2014 formula 1 has a new engine concept will introduce and use during race. Its
    a v6 1.6 liter.

    This year is the last grand prix they will use the v8 2.4 liter.


  • juliustravon

    To pubringjuandelacruz:

    Commenting without understanding an article is idiocy at its finest.

    Article is about a new Formula 1 racing car, not a new car on the market.

    All formula 1 racing car looks the same, they only differ in engine.

    Gets mo? 

  • pubringjuandelacruz

    motoring article without the picture of the vehicle is useless. specially if the article is about a new car in the market!!!

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