Want to play a part in naming this year’s Scuderia Ferrari Formula One car? Well, Ferrari has just opened up voting enabling us mere mortals to name the possible race and championship winning F1 car.
The five options are the F14 T, F14 Maranello, F14 Scuderia, F166 Turbo and finally, the F616. You can have your say by voting through the Ferrari website, Scuderia Ferrari’s Twitter page or the racing outfit’s Facebook page. As it stands, the most popular names are proving to be F14 T and F166 Turbo.
The most popular name will be announced on January 24th, just one day before the 2014 F1 racer is revealed.
Recently, Ferrari revealed its 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 engine for this year’s championship. Dubbed the 059/3, this engine will be combined with a much more powerful 160 hp KERS unit than those used in last year’s F1 entrants. The new engines next year will rev to 15,000 rpm rather than the 18,000 rpm they currently rev to. One of the most crucial changes next year is that each car will only have five engines to last the complete season. By comparison, this season each driver had 8 engines to use. What this means is that each engine next year will have to last at least 4,000 km.
Just like the engines produced by rivals Renault and Mercedes AMG, the Ferrari 059/3 should produce around 600 hp with a further 160 hp coming from the KERS system which can provide that extra power for around 30 seconds per lap.