The head of Ferrari's F1 team has revealed that they will present the new F1 car for 2022 in mid-February, a few days before the start of pre-season testing in Barcelona, and it has been confirmed that they will have a new sponsor Santander.
Ferrari has not won for two consecutive seasons, the first since 1991 and 1992, and the last time they won the Singapore Grand Prix in 2019 when Vettel led a double victory for the Maranello team ahead of teammate Leclerc.
Although the SF21 was a big improvement over the troubled SF1000 predecessor, it was still no threat to Mercedes and Red Bull in the fight for victory and are far from the scoring effect of the last season they won (2021 won 64.19% of 2019 points) .).
A major change in the technical regulations will once again shuffle the cards among all teams, so Ferrari hopes to return to winning ways, and the new car will be presented between 16 and 18.2. "The car will be presented in mid-February," Binotto said.
The date is still unknown but we are certainly looking forward to it "We have not yet decided on a date. But it will be somewhere between the 16th and the 18th of February, that will be the date, but we will finalize it in the coming weeks.
Other cars and sponsor
Like other teams, Ferrari has no reference compared to last year's car as the new car is designed according to a completely new technical regulation that will dramatically reduce downforce.
“We know we have no references, that’s the hardest part, we have no idea what’s going on with the others." "But it is important for me to know that we are achieving our goals and progressing according to plan.
" "We know that changing the rules is a great opportunity, so for us." While the continuation and scope of cooperation with Philip Morris, who has appeared in Formula 1 in recent years under the slogan ‘Mission Winnow’, is still questionable for 2022, it has been confirmed that the new significant sponsor will be the Spanish financial company Santander.
Santander first appeared in F1 in 2007 when they joined McLaren in the year that two-time world champion Fernando Alonso joined the Woking team, and in 2010 they followed him to Ferrari before retiring from Formula One at the end of 2017. The Santander logos will appear on Ferrari cars, racing suits and hats.