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How were the previous Ferrari presentations?

How were the previous Ferrari presentations?

14-02-2023 06:00 Last update: 10:45

This Tuesday, 14 February, Ferrari will finally unveil their car for 2023. We already know the name of the car that Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz will drive, the SF-23, but it remains to be seen what the new single-seater will look like. What were the presentations like in recent years? What can we expect on Tuesday morning?

Presenting it at home

Unlike other teams, Ferrari have again this year chosen to launch their new car at an event in Maranello, their headquarters. In recent seasons this has almost always been the case, and it can only please the fans of the Rossa and the Italian journalists, who do not have to endure long journeys or demanding time zones.

For the first time in years, on the stage of the Maranello auditorium together with the drivers will not be Mattia Binotto but Frederic Vasseur, who will replace him starting this season. As happened in the past, it is likely that the two drivers will also show fans their new overalls, as well as appear for the first time with their car for 2023.

However, 2020 and 2021 were an exception in terms of location. In fact, the SF1000 was presented in the beautiful setting of the Teatro Valli in Reggio Emilia, not too far from Maranello in reality. The choice was not accidental but made to celebrate the Italian tricolour, which was born in the Emilian city. In 2021, on the other hand, the presentation was limited to a video and an event with a few fans connected remotely, obviously due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The real machine

Looking back at the presentations of previous years, we can say with good probability that the car presented will be the one that will take to the track in testing, or at least a large part of it will be. In fact, this has been the case in all past years, except for a few details - such as the wings - on a few occasions. This is very good news for fans, who are now used to seeing livery presentations on cars that are already old.

The hypothesis can also be confirmed by the fact that immediately after the presentation the car will already take to the track at the Fiorano circuit for a few test laps. This has also happened before, such as in 2017 when Vettel and Raikkonen immediately took the SF 70H for a few kilometres.

It will be difficult to get pictures of the new Ferrari in action, but you might already have the first sensations filtering in from the Scuderia. Certainly, the scenery will be less poetic than that of 2018, when the Fiorano track was snow-covered on the day of the presentation.