While their rivals Red Bull hogged the headlines today with their launch and Ford announcement, Ferrari saw it fit to release a video of their 2023 car being fired up for the first time at Maranello.
For the occasion, Ferrari said: The sound of Scuderia Ferrari’s 2023 car was heard for the first time this morning in the Vehicle Assembly area. Its power unit, fitted to the car, was fired-up shortly after 11am in the presence Team Principal, Frédéric Vasseur and several team members, including Vice President, Piero Ferrari and CEO, Benedetto Vigna.
The initial fire-up is always a very special moment for a Formula 1 team, the first time that the power unit is brought to life when fitted to the chassis after months of work and development from the respective departments.
The noise from the V6 hybrid made itself heard for just under two minutes, followed by a round of applause from those present. Then, as silence returned, the team got back to work on the car that will be officially launched, with the new team boss Vasseur as well as drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, on Tuesday at 11.25, 14 February in Maranello.
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