New Ferrari car set to take more risks on Pirelli tyres

3rd February 2012

Ferrari has unveiled its new car for the 2012 Formula One season, with technical director Pat Fry noting that the team has opted for a more aggressive design to drive on the new Pirelli tyres.

Mystery has surrounded the development of the Italian manufacturers new car design in recent months, with Ferrari eager to improve its showing in the upcoming season.

The 2010/2011 campaign was one to forget for Ferrari as drivers Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso failed to adapt to the new Pirelli tyres debuting in the sport.

With Sebastien Vettel proving the runaway leader of the championship, the Italian racing giants went back to the drawing board with the new car the results.

Presented to a packed crowd at Maranello today (February 3rd), the new car features a stepped nose and radical pull-rod suspension.

The sidepods of the car have also been developed to provide the drivers with more aerodynamic gains  as they learn to cope with the Pirelli’s softer new tyres for this year.

Commenting on the Ferrari website, Mr Fry said: "We have taken a few more risks on the basic car layout and things like that, but all in all everyone has done a good job."

"But we need to knuckle down and start pushing for the upgrades for the first race and through the year."

Ferrari is also set to introduce further changes to the car design at tests later this month.

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Posted by Danielle Barge