New Ferrari to be called the F150
Ferrari have announced their 2011 challenger for the 2011 Formula One season will be called the F150. The car, which is to be launched on Friday in Maranello, has been named the F150, because Ferrari wanted to pay tribute to the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Unification of Italy. A statement from the team said "the placement of the Tricolore Italian flag as part of the car livery will therefore have even more significance in 2011." Speaking about the name Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo said "Ferrari is an expression of Italian excellence, talent and creativity. All the men and women who put so much effort and passion into their work at Maranello share the pride and responsibility of representing our country around the world and it is in this spirit that we chose to dedicate this car to an event that is so important for the whole of Italy." The press release issued by Ferrari, also said the president of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano had "expressed his appreciation of the initiative, and had also took the opportunity to wish the Scuderia the best of luck for the forthcoming season" after being told of the 2011 car's name. Ferrari also announced that part of the car launched on Friday at Maranello, will be broadcast live on RAI 2 and on Ferrari.com.