Ferrari’s 2011 Formula One car, set to be launched on Friday morning, will be called the F150.
The car, which will also complete is first few miles at Ferrari’s Fiorano test track on Friday, is named in tribute of the 150th anniversary of Italian unification.
“Ferrari is an expression of Italian excellence, talent and creativity,” said president Luca di Montezemolo. “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.”
A statement issued by the team also said Giorgio Napolitano, the president of the Italian Republic, “took the opportunity to wish the Scuderia the best of luck for the forthcoming season” after being told of the 2011 car’s name.
Until now, the codename for the 2011 project was 288.