Ferrari launched its 2019 challenger, the SF90, in Maranello today. The SF90 (Design code 670) is the 65th single-seater built by Ferrari to compete in Formula 1. That’s 65th!
The obvious changes are to the front and rear wings versus the 2018 car. The front wing is wider and higher with the bargeboards reduced in height. The front brake ducts design has been simplified and the overall weight increased to 743 kilos including the driver and their kit which must weigh a minimum of 80kilos.
The Fuel allowance for the race has increased from 105 to 110 kg and it retains its hybrid power unit which is the sixth car Ferrari have built in the hybrid era. The car boasts a 1600 cc V6 engine with 120 kw of electric power generated. The MGU-K max RPM is 50,000 while the MGU-H max RPM is 125,000. Some technical specs from Ferrari:
- CARBON FIBRE COMPOSITE CHASSIS, WITH HONEYCOMB CONSTRUCTION, FITTED WITH A HALO PROTECTION DEVICE OVER THE COCKPIT.
- LONGITUDINALLY-MOUNTED FERRARI GEARBOX WITH 8 SPEEDS PLUS REVERSE.
- SEMI-AUTOMATIC SEQUENTIAL GEAR CHANGE, ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED WITH RAPID SELECTION.
- HYDRAULICALLY CONTROLLED LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL.
- SELF-VENTILATING BREMBO CARBON DISC BRAKES (FRONT AND REAR) WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROL SYSTEM ON REAR BRAKES.
- PUSH-ROD FRONT SUSPENSION. PULL-ROD REAR SUSPENSION.
- WEIGHT WITH COOLANT, OIL AND DRIVER: 743 KG
- 13” FRONT AND REAR OZ WHEELS