About a month ago, Ferrari asked its fans to help it name its new Formula 1 car. With a total of 369,711 votes, fans have chosen the name F14T. This name was preferred to names like F14 Maranello, F14 Scuderia, F166 Turbo and F616. Broken down, the F14T name means: F - Ferrari, 14 - 2014 racing season and T turbocharged engine.
Ferrari received a total of 1,123,741 votes from all over the globe — 208 countries in total — with most of the votes coming from Italy followed by Spain and the United States. The difference between the winner and the second place — F166 Turbo — was of just 19,104 votes or 1.7 percent. The other names were voted as follow: third F14 Scuderia (18.8 percent), followed by F14 Maranello (12.3 percent) and F616 (4.8 percent).
Ferrari announced that the new F14T will be officially unveiled on January 25th, 2014. The car will be driven at this year’s Formula 1 World Championship by Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen where it will race cars from Mercedes AMG and Renault .
Click past the jump to read more about the future 2014 Formula 1 Season.
The 2014 Formula 1 season will start on March 14th, 2014 with the first race set to take place in Melbourne, Australia. What’s interesting is that the 2014 racing seasons will come with a series of changes to the exterior design, engines, powertrain and aerodynamics features.
For the 2014 racing seasons all the cars will have to drop the current 2.4 liter, V-8 engine in favor of a new, turbocharged 1.6-liter, V-6 engines with an output placed somewhere in the region of 600 to 620 horsepower.
Also, for the 2014 racing season FIA has now put a 100-kg (220-pound) per car cap on the maximum amount of fuel that can be used by a team.