Today at Maranello, Ferrari launched their 2008 challenger, the F2008 and the 54th they’ve built. The car is completely new and will attempt to retain the constructors trophy the team won last year with the F2007, and also propel one of their drivers to the crown. Inside the walls at Maranello, the car has been codenamed 659 and to comply with new regulations, has no driver aids.
Designed by Aldo Costa, the F2008 is once again a stunning example of Formula One machinery. I praised last years model for returning to good, classic looks, and part-way through 2007 Ferrari even reverted to a colour more closer to traditional Rosso Corsa. Although Ferrari did not throw a glitzy party for the launch of the ’08 car, instead just inviting a few journalists to the factory, offering free espresso and passing a few photos ’round. However, championships aren’t won at the unveiling, so fair enough on that point. But it would still have been nice to report on some over the top extravagance similar to McLaren in Valencia last year.
The new car is due to roll out on circuit at Fiorano on Monday for initial shakedown testing.
Photographs Of The F2008