The Ferrari SF90, the Scuderia’s Formula One challenger for 2019 was unveiled earlier today. The Ferrari SF90 will carry with it the hopes of millions of Tifosi worldwide, not least of all the assembled driver line-up. Here are official images and quotes from select team members.
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Matti Binotto Scuderia Ferrari team principal: “Starting in 2018, we got really good achievements. This car is a development of last year’s car, it’s not a revolution. We’ve tried to push the bar, try to be extreme as we could. Some changes like the front wing for the regulations. If you look at the details, we’ve tried to push hard, be innovative. If you look at the bodywork at the back, it’s very slim. It’s thanks to the entire job we’ve done. A lot of effort has been done. We like it.”
Sebastian Vettel: “We’re all excited. You start to see the car, little bits of it at the end of last year and then you see it come together but today is the first time you see it. I’m very excited – it’s incredible to see when everything gets together. Now I’m excited, I can’t wait to get in.”
Charles Leclerc: said he was “extremely excited to start this new adventure. It’s a dream since childhood: I’ve always been looking at the red car hoping to one day be in it. So it’s a very emotional day for me. I’ve also been part of the Ferrari Driver Academy for some years now. That has helped me massively to develop as a driver, with the goal one day to have this seat. Now it’s happening. An extremely proud day for me today.”
Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri said: “The car embodies the state of the art technology, reflects the new regulations and is the fruit of the combined enormous work and talent of everyone at the Scuderia.
“This year is an important one for we celebrate our 90th anniversary, born in Modena in 1929. We are all very conscious of the huge responsibility our history entails and that we carry the expectations of an entire nation and our millions of fans around the world. Last season was our best in 10 years yet we fell short of our objectives. It wasn’t easy to swallow but we look ahead with determination.
“We, of course, have two extraordinary drivers. Despite his four world titles, Sebastian Vettel is as hungry as ever and knows full well the entire team will give him their full support. Alongside Sebastian is Charles Leclerc. His sheer talent, maturity, great skill and speed were evident to all last year and we are sure great things await him in the future. Despite the obvious pressures the atmosphere within the team is one in which serenity will prevail.”