Ferrari debuts 2022 F1 car in Fiorano demo run

Ferrari's 2022 Formula 1 challenger has taken to the track for the first time in a demo run at Fiorano.
Ferrari debuts 2022 F1 car in Fiorano demo run

The F1-75 was driven by Charles Leclerc for the first time at Ferrari's own circuit on Friday.

In accordance with the FIA's regulations, only 15 kilometres of running was permitted on a shorter version of the Fiorano circuit, on show tyres.

Ferrari launched its new car on Thursday afternoon with a new striking, darker red and black livery.

The Italian manufacturer will be hoping this year's car is enough to secure its first title since 2008.

Kimi Raikkonen remains Ferrari's last world champion in 2007, with Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel all finishing runners up in the intervening period afterwards.

After enduring its worst season in over 40 years in 2020, Ferrari recovered to third in the constructors' championship ahead of McLaren in the last campaign.

Carlos Sainz settled into the team well in his first year, beating teammate Leclerc in the drivers' championship.

Ferrari was still unable to win a race, meaning its drought stretches back to the 2019 Singapore Grand Prix.

Due to Ferrari's poor constructors' position in 2020, it has had significantly more time available in the wind tunnel to develop the F1-75 relative to Mercedes and Red Bull.

Team boss Mattia Binotto has confirmed Ferrari will complete a shakedown in Barcelona next week ahead of the first test.

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