Ferrari Car Launch: F1 Giants Release Images and Details of New F14T

Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistJanuary 25, 2014

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain, center front, arrives to the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. Alonso will compete Sunday in the season-ending Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Sao Paulo's Interlagos circuit. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
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The Ferrari Formula One team have unveiled the first images of the F14 T, the car which they hope will help spearhead a world championship challenge for the upcoming season.

The team’s official Twitter account posted links to a video giving us a look at the design, which features a peculiarly flat nose in comparison to the other concepts that have been recently released ahead of the first bout of winter testing.

Here, Tobias Gruner gives us a front-on view of how the Ferrari car will look this year:

You can also check out the release video on the official Ferrari website by following this link:

Here they provide a side-on view of the F14 T:

The F14 T, a name which was chosen by a fans poll in which over 1 million votes were cast per Fox Sports, is the first car to have the James Allison stamp on it after his appointment as technical director back in July 2013.

In his previous role at the British-based outfit Lotus, he oversaw a major upturn in the team’s results. Allison’s acumen should eradicate Ferrari’s newfound reputation for starting slow and help haul them back to the front of the grid.

Former World Champion Kimi Raikkonen will be back in Ferrari red this season.
Former World Champion Kimi Raikkonen will be back in Ferrari red this season.Mark Baker/Associated Press

Ferrari supporters will be hoping his influence, combined with the return of Kimi Raikkonen and the continued brilliance of Fernando Alonso, can help the Maranella-based outfit back to the top of the F1 standings and make a realistic run at the World Drivers' Championship, which was last won by a Ferrari by Raikkonen in 2007, and the Constructors' Championship, which they last won in 2008.

Raikkonen and Alonso pose with the new design here:

Ferrari will give the F14 T its first public running at the first winter test in Jerez in Spain next week.

They will be hoping that this new concept, combined with the introduction of the highly powerful 1.6-litre engines, will give them a much better fighting chance against the Red Bull monopoly.

The release comes after the McClaren and Lotus teams also unveiled their respective designs this week, and we’re beginning to get an increasingly clear picture of what the grid might shape up like come the first race of the season in Australia on March 16, 2014.