Ferrari SF15-T

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Ferrari SF15-T[1]
Sebastian Vettel 2015 Malaysia FP2 3.jpg
Category Formula One
Constructor Ferrari
Designer(s) Simone Resta (Chief Designer)[2]
Predecessor Ferrari F14 T
Successor Ferrari SF16-H
Technical specifications
Chassis Carbon fibre and honeycomb composite structure[3]
Engine Ferrari 059/4[4] 1.6 L (1,600 cc; 98 cu in) V6, turbo
Electric motor Kinetic and thermal energy recovery systems
Transmission Semi-automatic, sequential
8 forward gears, 1 reverse gear[3]
Weight 702 kg (1,548 lb)
Fuel Shell V-Power
Lubricants Shell Helix
Tyres Pirelli P Zero (dry), Cinturato (wet)
Competition history
Notable entrants Scuderia Ferrari
Notable drivers 5. Germany Sebastian Vettel
7. Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Debut 2015 Australian Grand Prix
RacesWinsPodiumsPolesF.Laps
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The Ferrari SF15-T[1] is a Formula One racing car which Ferrari used to compete in the 2015 Formula One season. It was driven by Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Räikkönen. The SF15-T was launched on 30 January 2015.[3][5] Carrying over his tradition from Red Bull and Toro Rosso, Vettel named his SF15-T "Eva" for the 2015 season.[6]

Season summary[edit]

Team principal Maurizio Arrivabene had set the team a target of winning 2 races in the 2015 season. Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix after capitalising on an early safety car. Räikkönen came home in fourth place after suffering a puncture following contact with another car in the early stages of the race. In Bahrain, Räikkönen had his best showing yet coming home in 2nd place. He capitalised on Vettel's troubles and Nico Rosberg's brake by wire issues.

A second win was achieved in Hungary, when Vettel overtook the two Mercedes cars at the start, and led for the majority of the race. Vettel took his first pole for Ferrari and the team's first for three years – since the 2012 German Grand Prix – in Singapore, ending the dominance of qualifying for Mercedes, since the dawn of the new Formula One turbo era. He then led the entire race, to take his and the team's third victory of the season with Räikkönen finishing third to record the team's first double podium finish for two years.

Ferrari finished the season 2nd in the Constructors' table with 428 points, nearly doubling their point total from the previous year. They proved to be the only true challenger to the dominant Mercedes team, as they were the only other team to win races. One minor consolation in the year was winning the inaugural DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award for completing the fastest pitstop in the most races during the season.

Kimi Räikkönen driving the SF15-T during the 2015 Canadian Grand Prix

Complete Formula One results[edit]

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

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Pts WCC
2015 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari P AUS MAL CHN BHR ESP MON CAN AUT GBR HUN BEL ITA SIN JPN RUS USA MEX BRA ABU 428 2nd
Sebastian Vettel 3 1 3 5 3 2 5 4 3 1 12 2 1 3 2 3 Ret 3 4
Kimi Räikkönen Ret 4 4 2 5 6 4 Ret 8 Ret 7 5 3 4 8 Ret Ret 4 3

Driver failed to finish the race, but was classified as they had completed greater than 90% of the race distance.

Other[edit]

The Ferrari SF15-T has been featured in the racing simulations F1 2015 and Assetto Corsa.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Welcome SF15-T". formula1.ferrari.com. Retrieved 26 January 2015. The announcement of the name, as well as other information to be put out in the coming days on the digital and social platforms, precedes the car's official launch, which will take place on Friday 30th January. 
  2. ^ "The Scuderia Ferrari has been reorganized". Scuderia Ferrari. Ferrari. 16 December 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "Scuderia Ferrari F1 car 2015". Scuderia Ferrari. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "SF15-T". Scuderia Ferrari. Retrieved 15 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "2015 F1 race, test and launch dates". F1 Fanatic. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Sebastian Vettel names first Ferrari 'Eva'". ESPN F1. ESPN. 13 March 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2015.