Scuderia Ferrari debuted one of the sport’s most anticipated cars earlier today, the F14 T.
Ferrari have dominated the F1 media over the last few months with the re-signing of Kimi Raikkonen from Lotus. Headed into 2014, the Scuderia have arguably the strongest driver combo in the sport with Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso. Time will tell how the pair get along on track, but it’s certainly one of the more anticipated story lines of 2014.
With the F14 T, Ferrari have produced a front end that’s wildly different than what we’ve seen so far.
Many had hoped that Ferrari would be one of the teams to produce an attractive solution to the bizarre and frankly pointless new FIA regulations.
What they’ve actually made is a nose that appears to have melted during the manufacturing process.
Last year’s livery remains largely intact. The F14 T may also be the first 2014 car we’ve seen that doesn’t look particularly good from the side.
In contrast, its best angle is front and center.
The team have opted to carry on using their pull-rod suspension, which produced mixed results over the last few seasons.
Ferrari are the first to show the rear of their car which features many of the most notable visual changes to last year’s F138. Most prominent is the centrally-mounted single exit exhaust, which actually looks very good.
Team Principal Stefano Domenicali stated that this year’s biggest challenge will be reliability as the Scuderia seeks an elusive Constructor’s Championship.
Photos courtesy of Scuderia Ferrari.