Jan.28 (GMM) Ferrari christened its 2010 formula one car the ‘F10’ as it was revealed on Thursday during a lavish launch at the famous team’s Maranello factory.
With a front end resembling last year’s fast Red Bull car, it could not as scheduled be shaken down in the afternoon by Felipe Massa due to icy conditions at the local Fiorano test track.
Ferrari will try again to test the car for the first time on Friday, but otherwise it will now be sent to Valencia for the beginning of the official tests on Monday.
Fernando Alonso was also present for the launch, while Giancarlo Fisichella admitted that his hopes of returning to the grid next season have past.
“It’s better to stay here as the third driver,” the 37-year-old Roman was quoted as saying in a Reuters news report.