Up to now, Ferrari’s 2015 Formula One car had not received an official name. That matter has been settled.
From here on in, we can refer to the Scuderia’s newest machine as the SF15-T. The name is easy to figure out – “SF” for Scuderia Ferrari, “15” for the current year, and “T” for turbo.
Official launch for the SF15-T is set for Friday, with a track debut the following Sunday on the first day of Formula One preseason testing at Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.
Last week, a German media report said that team newcomer and four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel (pictured above, from his first Ferrari test last year) will drive the car for the first two days of the four-day Jerez session.
He’ll then hand the SF15-T over to Kimi Raikkonen, the last Ferrari driver to win a World Championship, for the third and fourth days.
This offseason, Ferrari’s new chairman, Sergio Marchionne, has said that he expects a challenging 2015 season following a year of upheaval for the team. Its new principal, Maurizio Arrivabene, has said that they’re aiming for at least two victories.