Formula One fans will be happy to know that Ferrari has just released an official press saying that their latest F1 car will be called the F138. It is the 59th race car Ferrari has ever built to compete in F1 and is also said to be the company’s last model that will utilize a V8.
Formula One changed their rules last year mandating the use of engines with less cylinder count. Ferrari has already responded by saying that they’re in the midst of working on a 1.6L turbocharged V6 for its future F1 cars.
Though specifics were kept to a minimum in the brief statement, which you can check out after the jump.
TO BE CALLED….F138
Maranello, 30 January – The new Ferrari Formula 1 car which is being launched the day after tomorrow in a marquee inside the Maranello facility, will be called F138. The name of the fifty ninth car built by Ferrari to compete at the highest level of motor sport derives from a combination of the current year and the number of cylinders, partly to mark the fact that this will be the last year that the V8 engine configuration will be used in Formula 1, bringing to an end what will be an eight year career. With its fifty eight previous cars, the Scuderia is the only team to have taken part in every year of the championship and holds all the records in terms of titles won (31: 15 Drivers’ and 16 Constructors’,) Grand Prix wins (219,) pole positions (207) and fastest race laps (228.)
– By: Chris Chin