Arrivabene reveals 2019 Ferrari F1 launch date

Team principal Maurizio Arrivabene confirmed the news during the Autosprint award ceremony of Caschi d’oro, which was held this evening in Milan at Garage Italia.

The unveiling of the car will take place three days before pre-season testing begins at Barcelona in Spain.

In the absence of the traditional Christmas lunch that Ferrari has always reserved for F1 journalists, Arrivabene took advantage of the prestigious event of the Conti Editore, that was combined with the delivery of the ACI steering wheels.

“The group led by [technical director] Mattia Binotto has been working on next year’s single-seater for months now,” said Arrivabene, who was accompanied at the ceremony by new signing Charles Leclerc. “The engines are already running on the test benches and there are parts of the car that are already in production. 

“Instead, the parts more related to the performance will arrive at the last moment, even if the tension increases because the time is less and less. On February 15 we will present the car and everything must be ready for that day.”

“Of course it is early to give an overall picture of the car. Simulations are being done and we are working on the simulator, but the real test bench is only the track. That’s where you confront yourself, comparing the data you’ve collected during the winter period, and especially where you confront yourself with others. 

“The technicians are working hard to complete the car by 15 February. We have some information from the guys who work on the simulator, but it’s still too early to talk about performance.”