With the 2011 Formula 1 season fast approaching, the sport’s various teams are getting ready to unveil their latest entries. One of the most highly anticipated unveilings was that of Ferrari‘s newest machine, the F150.
No, the Italian squad has not taken a Ford F-150 pick-up truck and turned it into a racer. Instead, they have come up with a car so revolutionary, that Aldo Costa, Ferrari’s technical director calls it a “complete rethink.” “We had to rethink quite a lot on the car from an aerodynamic point of view.”
The new car has to comply with all the technical changes mandated by Formula 1 for this season, including a ban on double diffusers . For 2011, hydraulically adjustable rear wings are allowed, which the driver can use when overtaking to give more straight-line speed.
The Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) has also been re-introduced, so expect more passing this season. The 2011 Formula 1season will kick-off on March 14th in Bahrain.