Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa appeared at the launch of their new car for the 2013 season, as Ferrari revealed the F138 in Maranello. The car does not have the stepped nose on display, whilst the livery is very much the same as last year’s. The naming convention of the car apparently comes from the year 2013, plus a tribute to the V8 engines in their final season.
Team Principal Stefano Domenicali emphasised how important is was to get a good start to the year, saying: “We have a clear goal, which is to give Fernando and Felipe a competitive car, at the highest level. Then, it will be our drivers and the team that can make the difference. Our approach from the first race on must be the right one and we must be mentally ready to deal with very tense moments.”
Meanwhile, Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo has restrained his feelings, describing the car as “hopeful.” He was keen on the attention to detail though, and believes changes to the team’s development process will help them this year.
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References Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso, Stefano Domenicali
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