Ferrari’s 2014 Formula One car has been designated the F14 T, after fans selected the name in an online vote. In total over 1.2 million people from all over the world took part in the poll on the Scuderia’s website, with the F14 T receiving just 1.7 percent more votes than F166 Turbo.
“It’s nice to know the name of the car has been chosen by our fans,” commented team principal Stefano Domenicali. “The amazing number of votes shows just how popular Ferrari has always been and this will be, as always, a further impetus for us to do well this year!”
The car carries the hopes of Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen as the team enters Formula One’s new turbo era.
The Maranello-based team’s 2014 challenger features a different nose approach to the other 2014 cars revealed so far, with a much flatter concept. New technical director James Allison was present at the launch in Ferrari’s race bay. However Allison was not involved with much of the design process of the 2014 car, which was overseen by Pat Fry, Fabio Montecchi and chief designer Nikolas Tombazis. Legendary Ferrari designer Rory Byrne was also consulted on the project.
This is the car that the Scuderia hopes will launch either Fernando Alonso or Kimi Raikkonen to Ferrari’s first Driver’s Championship since 2007 (Raikkonen) and/or Constructor’s Championship since 2008. The car is scheduled to run in public for the first time at Jerez in Spain next week.