Ferrari F14 T

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Ferrari F14 T
Ferrari F14 T Kimi Raikkonen 2014 F1 Chinese GP.jpg
Category Formula One
Constructor Ferrari
Designer(s) Nicholas Tombazis
Rory Byrne
James Allison[1]
Predecessor Ferrari F138
Technical specifications[2]
Chassis Carbon fibre and honeycomb composite structure
Suspension (front) Pull rod-activated torsion springs
Suspension (rear) Pull rod-activated torsion springs
Engine Ferrari 059/3[3] 1.6 L (98 cu in) V6, turbo, 15,000 RPM limited with ERS, mid-mounted.
Transmission Bespoke Scuderia Ferrari unit with eight forward gears plus one reverse semi-automatic sequential electronically-controlled gearbox, quick-shift, with servo-controlled hydraulic limited-slip differential
Weight 691 kg (1,523.4 lb) (with driver)
Fuel Shell
Tyres Pirelli P Zero (dry), Cinturato (wet)
Competition history
Notable entrants Scuderia Ferrari
Notable drivers 7. Finland Kimi Räikkönen[4]
14. Spain Fernando Alonso[5]
Debut 2014 Australian Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles Fastest laps
16 0 0 1

The Ferrari F14 T (also known by its internal name, Project Code 665)[6] is a Formula One racing car designed by Nicholas Tombazis, Rory Byrne and James Allison[1] for Ferrari to compete in the 2014 Formula One season. It is driven by former World Drivers' Champions Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen, who returned to the team after a five-year absence.[4][5] The F14 T has been designed to use Ferrari's new 1.6-litre V6 turbocharged engine, the 059/3.[3] The name of the car was chosen by fans in a poll organised by Ferrari. The "14" represents the year of competition, and the "T" reflects the series' shift to a turbocharged engine formula.[6]

The F14 T is the first turbo powered F1 car for Ferrari since the Gustav Brunner designed F1/87/88C driven by Michele Alboreto and Gerhard Berger in 1988. The Ferrari F1/87/88C was the car that gave the Scuderia their emotional 1–2 result for Berger and Alboreto at the 1988 Italian Grand Prix, the first Italian Grand Prix since the death of team founder Enzo Ferrari less than one month earlier, and the only time McLaren would not win a race in 1988.

Design[edit]

The F14T was unveiled on 25 January 2014. Like all 2014 F1 cars, the F14 T featured a lower nose, with a flatter concept compared to other 2014 cars. Ferrari retained their pullrod front suspension, despite reports that it would be dropped. The rear was revised to accommodate the new powerplant and rear wing rules.[7]

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers Grands Prix Points WCC
AUS MAL BHR CHN ESP MON CAN AUT GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SIN JPN RUS USA BRA ABU
2014 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 059/3 P Kimi Räikkönen 7 12 10 8 7 12 10 10 Ret 11 6 4 9 8 12 9 188* 4th*
Fernando Alonso 4 4 9 3 6 4 6 5 6 5 2 7 Ret 4 Ret 6

‡ — Teams and drivers scored double points at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
* Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Straw, Edd (25 January 2014). "Ferrari: reliability will be the deciding factor in 2014 Formula 1 season". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.f1technical.net/f1db/cars/1016/ferrari-f14-t
  3. ^ a b "F14 T Tech Specs Engine". Ferrari.com. Ferrari S.p.A. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Official: Raikkonen seals Ferrari return". GPUpdate (GPUpdate). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Fernando Alonso signs new Ferrari contract". BBC Sport (BBC). 8 March 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "F14 T Tech Specs Description". Ferrari.com. Ferrari S.p.A. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  7. ^ Noble, Jonathan (25 January 2014). "Ferrari unveils its 2014 Formula 1 design, the F14 T". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 1 April 2014.