- Scale guide
The 66th car built by Scuderia Ferrari to take part in the Formula 1 World Championship, the Ferrari SF1000 was revealed on 11th February at a closed Ferrari event at the Romolo Valli Municipal Theater in Reggio Emilia, Italy. The name reflects the fact that the Scuderia will have taken part in a thousand Grands Prix after the ninth race of the season, which is expected to be at the 2020 Belgian Grand Prix. The Maranello team made its Formula 1 debut on 21 May 1950, in Monaco, in the second ever championship Grand Prix and is the most successful in the sport with 16 Constructors’ titles, 15 Drivers’ and 238 Grand Prix victories. (Statistics correct as at the start of the 2020 season.)
Originally designed for the 2020 Championship alone, the SF1000 will compete for the Scuderia in the 2020 and 2021 seasons after the FIA and teams agreed to extend the technical regulations in response to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The SF1000 will be driven by Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc in 2020, whilst Leclerc will be joined by incoming teammate Carlos Sainz Jr. in 2021, as Vettel leaves the team after six seasons.
Although the 2020/21 technical regulations have changed very little since 2019, this year’s car is significantly different to last year’s SF90, which often proved the fastest car on the track, with the changes aimed at improving reliability and optimising aerodynamic downforce and balance.
The nose section of the SF1000 is an extreme development of the SF90 of 2019 for this part and features a bigger overhang of the structural components that support the front wing, aimed at improving aerodynamic downforce. Producing this new nose proved to be a bit of brain-teaser for the engineers and composites people as it involved an interesting challenge in terms of passing the obligatory crash test, a mission accomplished at the first attempt. The Ferrari 065 power unit represents a step forward in the combustion efficiency of its Internal Combustion Engine, due mainly to two factors, a new design and a new fuel. A new Turbocharger and Energy Recovery System have been developed in order to maximize the overall Power Unit performance. As part of the overall concept of the SF1000 car, the PU layout design has focused on being as compact as possible, while also rationalising the weight and size of the Energy Store.
This fine 1:8 scale model of the #16 Ferrari SF1000 Stradale, as tested at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in February 2020 by Charles Leclerc, has been handcrafted and finished in our workshops with the co-operation and assistance of Scuderia Ferrari regarding original finishes, materials, archive imagery and drawings. Furthermore, it has undergone detailed scrutiny by both engineering and design teams to ensure complete accuracy of representation.
The Ferrari SF1000 is limited to just 50 editions at 1:8 scale.
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