Ferrari announces new Formula 1 car name after fan vote
|Friday, January 24th 2014, 11:45 GMT|
Ferrari has announced that its 2014 Formula 1 car will be called the F14 T after holding a fan vote to choose the name.
A total of 1,123,741 votes were cast in the contest on Ferrari's official website.
F14 T edged out F166 Turbo by 1.7 per cent of the vote.
Other options included F14 Maranello, F14 Scuderia and F616.
"It's nice to know the name of the car has been chosen by our fans," said team boss Stefano Domenicali.
"The amazing number of votes shows just how popular Ferrari has always been and this will be, as always, a further impetus for us to do well this year."
Ferrari will unveil the F14 T on Saturday afternoon in an online presentation.
Fernando Alonso is joining by returnee Kimi Raikkonen in Ferrari's driver line-up this year, with the team optimistic that its recent technical restructuring will pay off after several seasons of trailing Red Bull.
2014 PRE-SEASON F1 DATES
Car launches Team Date McLaren January 24
Ferrari January 25
Sauber January 26
Toro Rosso January 27
Red Bull January 28
Mercedes January 28
Caterham January 28
Venue Date Jerez January 28-31 Sakhir February 19-22 Sakhir February 27-March 2