Ferrari F2007
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Ferrari F2007
Ferrari F2007
Kimi Raikkonen 2007 Belgium.jpg
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorScuderia Ferrari
Designer(s)Mario Almondo (Executive Technical Director)
Aldo Costa (Design and Development Director)
Nikolas Tombazis (Chief Designer)
Marco Fainello (Head of Vehicle Performance)
Tiziano Battistini (Head of Design)
Simone Resta (Head of R&D)
John Iley (Head of Aerodynamics)
Predecessor248 F1
SuccessorF2008
Technical specifications
ChassisCarbon-fibre and honeycomb composite monocoque
Suspension (front)Zero-keel double wishbone, push-rod activated inboard spring/damper
Suspension (rear)Double wishbone suspension Independent suspension, torsion bars, Sachs rotary damper, Eibach springs
EngineFerrari Tipo 056-2007 2.4-litre 90-degree V8, naturally-aspirated, mid-engine, longitudinally-mounted
TransmissionFerrari 7-speed transverse gearbox "Quick Shift", carbon fibre casing
Power750 hp[1]-800 hp @ 19,000 RPM-limited
FuelShell V-Power
TyresBridgestone
Competition history
Notable entrantsScuderia Ferrari Marlboro
Notable drivers5. Brazil Felipe Massa
6. Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Debut2007 Australian Grand Prix
RacesWinsPodiumsPolesF.Laps
17922912
Constructors' Championships1 (2007)
Drivers' Championships1 (2007, Kimi Räikkönen)

The Ferrari F2007 is a Formula One motor racing car, with which Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro competed during the 2007 Formula One season, it being the fifty-third single-seater car which the team have built to use in Formula One.[2] The chassis was designed by Aldo Costa, Nikolas Tombazis and John Iley with Mario Almondo playing a vital role in leading the production of the car as the team's director of operations and Gilles Simon leading the engine design. The car is best known for providing Kimi Räikkönen with his first World Championship title and the team with its first Constructor's title since Michael Schumacher helped them win both in the 2004 Formula One season and the most recent World Drivers' Championship win for the team as of the end of the 2020 Formula One season.

The car was unveiled to the public on January 14, 2007 at Ferrari's Fiorano test track in Maranello, Italy.

Chassis

The chassis was significantly altered from the 248 F1, the car Ferrari used during 2006 to finish as runners-up to Renault in the Constructors' Championship. The wheelbase is 85mm longer, from 3050mm to 3135mm, with the extra length added between the cockpit and front wheels, in order to maximize aerodynamic performance.[3]

Aerodynamics

The launch model was shown with the front and rear wings from the 248 F1.[3] This was to keep various aerodynamic features secret from rival F1 teams.[]

Mechanicals

The gearbox itself, which is still mounted longitudinally, is fitted with an innovative quick-shift system (seven plus reverse). The suspension adopts a zero-keel configuration, a first for Ferrari.[3] The dropping of the single-keel is most likely due to the departure of previous designer Rory Byrne, whose previous, ultra-successful designs (notably his championship-winning Ferrari and Benetton cars) all featured a single keel.

2007 season livery

Ferrari F2007 with barcode livery
Räikkönen at the Monaco GP with the Marlboro livery

Ferrari were the only team to receive tobacco sponsorship for the 2007 season. The team's principal sponsor is Philip Morris International, parent company of Marlboro cigarettes.[4] However, in order to circumvent the European tobacco advertising ban, the car's livery did not feature the brand name. A simple red and white "barcode" was used and, hence the advertising at European Grands Prix was purely through association. Ferrari used 'Marlboro' logos in Bahrain, Monaco and China.

The livery featured significantly less white than in previous years. The cars, driven by Felipe Massa and Kimi Räikkönen, raced with the numbers 5 and 6 respectively as the team finished second in the 2006 Constructors' Championship. Ordinarily, this would mean numbers 3 and 4 for the following season but owing to World Champion Fernando Alonso changing teams to McLaren, Renault received these numbers as Fernando Alonso took his number 1 (and thus, number 2) to his new team.

At the Monaco Grand Prix, Ferrari changed the colour of their cars from Marlboro (light) red to Rosso corsa (racing) red, and kept it for the duration of the season.[5][6]

Other

The 2007 season was the first in which the use of two different rubber compounds was required during a race.

The Ferrari F2007 is featured in the games Gran Turismo 5, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, Gran Turismo PSP, F1 2017, F1 2018 , F1 2019 and F1 2020.

Complete Formula One results

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Points WCC
2007 Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari V8 B AUS MAL BHR ESP MON CAN USA FRA GBR EUR HUN TUR ITA BEL JPN CHN BRA 204 1st
Brazil Felipe Massa 6 5 1 1 3 DSQ 3 2 5 2 13 1 Ret 2 6 3 2
Finland Kimi Räikkönen 1 3 3 Ret 8 5 4 1 1 Ret 2 2 3 1 3 1 1

References

  1. ^ Car information screen, Gran Turismo 5, officially licensed product
  2. ^ "F1 Team Unvails Ferrari's F2007". Ferrari-ForSale.com. 2007-01-14. Archived from the original on 2008-05-11.
  3. ^ a b c "Big, bold and clever", Ferrari F2007 launch article, Autosport magazine, 18 January 2007.
  4. ^ BBC News article "Ferrari extend tobacco contract" article
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-03-12. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Ferrari Changed the Color of the Red that it Uses on the Car".

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