Ferrari set to launch 2022 F1 challenger in mid-February

Ferrari has revealed that it will unveil its 2022 Formula 1 challenger in mid-February.
Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Ferrari SF-21.
Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Ferrari SF-21.

The famous Italian team hasn’t won the drivers’ championship since 2007 with Kimi Raikkonen but remains hopeful that F1’s regulations overhaul for next year will give it the opportunity to return to the front of the field.

Despite the regulations remaining relatively stagnant between 2020 and 2021, Ferrari enjoyed a strong upturn in form as it comfortably beat McLaren to third in the constructors’ championship.

New signing Carlos Sainz enjoyed a strong year, securing fifth in the drivers’ championship ahead of Lando Norris and Charles Leclerc in the Abu Dhabi finale.

Ferrari is the first team to give a rough estimate of when it plans to launch its all-new car for 2022.

“The car will be presented mid-February, we have not decided yet the date, 16th to 18th will be the dates, but something we will finalise in the next weeks,” team boss Mattia Binotto said.

Recently, Ferrari announced that Santander will return as a sponsor to the team on a multi-year deal. 

The Spanish bank previously sponsored the team from 2010 to 2017, often featuring on the rear wing of Ferrari’s F1 cars.

Binotto confirmed Ferrari is dropping Mission Winnow branding for 2022 but remains hopeful it will remain “as a strong partner”.

“They have been our title sponsor and if you look at the way that we - which is public - subscribe our team to the next championship, it's not called anymore Scuderia Ferrari Misson Winnow, but only Scuderia Ferrari so I think that's quite straightforward as an answer,” Binotto explained.

“But still, there are many opportunities on which we may collaborate with them, keeping them as partners. We have various options on the table at the moment and we are still talking [with] them. 

“And hopefully that will remain as a strong partner, but it will take some more days and some more weeks. So the moment there is not really much that I can announce.”

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