Glamour undoneChanges to the nose have especially upset the glamour team, who have always wanted to look good on and off the track.
“The nose has a step in it that is not aesthetically pleasing: with the requirement from the regulations to lower the front part, this was a way of raising the bottom part of the chassis as much as possible for aerodynamic reasons,” a team statement said on Friday as this season's car was unveiled on the internet.
Snow forced the Italian team to cancel a live launch to which some 300 people had been invited. The 58th F1 single-seater built by Ferrari also has a new suspension with the front wing still to be fully developed.
“Both the front and rear (suspensions) feature pull-rods, aimed at favouring aerodynamic performance and lowering the centre of gravity. The front wing is derived from the one introduced on the 150 Italia in the final part of its racing life (last season) and has been evolved from there.
“Further evolutions are planned in this area for the opening races of the season,” the statement added.
The sides have a new look with the radiators in a different place while the lower part of the back of the car is narrower thanks partly to a new gearbox casing.