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The honor of 59th model to be manufactured by Ferrari exclusively for the Formula 1 World Championship is all given to a new inspiration racing DNA, in the form of new Ferrari F138 Formula 1 car, which has been revealed today with photos and details in Maranello, Italy. The project internal code name 664 has finally given the name as F138, is based upon the combination of current year and no. of cylinders which depicts that the 8-cylinder engine configuration is the 8th and final year for it to compete in the championship. The 8-cylinder Engine is much refined version of the last year engine and has 32-valve, electronic injection and ignition, has a displacement of 2,398 cc. It has the chassis with the combination of lightweight carbon fibre and honeycomb composite structure and longitudinal gearbox with quick shift and limited-slip differential. The same last year suspension design layout is followed in the F138 but has been much more revised in terms of aerodynamics. There are refined changes in the exhaust system and air intakers above cockpit. The overall weight and size reduction with efficient components, the engine has given the best performance level in the KERS usage cycle. More work has done before the beginning of the Championship, there will be 3 test sessions at Jerez de la Frontera and Barcelona to configure it for the optimsed level of performance and understand the nature of new racing car also with the F138 new Pirelli tyres. As per Ferrari, the team need to work upon strategy management and the start procedure before the Formula 1 World Championship, where the team will work on the improvement of the time reduction strategy which includes minimize the team’s pit lane and stop work.
Photo Gallery of Ferrari F138 for the Forumul 1 World Championship 2013
Auto Press Release 2013 Maranello, 1 February – The F138 is the fifty ninth car built by Ferrari specifically to take part in the Formula 1 World Championship. The name comes from a combination of the current year and the number of cylinders, to mark the fact that this is the eighth and final year of competition for the V8 engine configuration.