Ferrari unveil the SF1000 at extravagant event in Italy

Ferrari unveiled its new 2020 Formula 1 challenger on Tuesday evening at an extravagant ceremony at the Romolo Valli Theatre in Reggio Emilia.

The Italian team are aiming to topple Mercedes from the top of the championship in 2020, a year in which the Scuderia will take part in their 1000th Grand Prix, and in homage to that, Ferrari’s new car has been named the SF1000.

FerrariAs has been the case for a number of years, the car has retained its Mission Winnow branding for title sponsor Phillip Morris, and largely looks the same when compared to last year’s SF90.

During the ceremony in the iconic Italian theatre, Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto confirmed that although the SF1000 looks similar to its predecessor, they have tried to push their concept forward as much as they can.

Ferrari“The starting point was the car of last year, the SF90,” commented Binotto.

“But certainly we have been extreme on the concept as much as we could.

“It may look similar to last year but it’s completely different to the one of last year, and a lot of the concepts are very extreme on [the SF1000].”

Although Haas released images of its car last week, and Mercedes displayed their 2020 livery on Monday, Ferrari is the first team to unveil their actual 2020 car, and Renault and Red Bull will follow suit on Wednesday at separate events.

Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc are driving for Ferrari this year in an un-changed line-up from 2019, with Leclerc having recently signed a new contract that will see him stay with the team until at least the end of 2024.