Ferrari has taken the wraps off its 2021 Formula 1 car, the SF21, as it plots its recovery back to front-running contention in the championship.
Ferrari plunged to sixth in the Constructors’ Championship in 2020, its worst result in four decades, amid season-long issues with its SF1000.
The car lacked aerodynamic performance but was particularly hamstrung by its power unit, in the wake of a private settlement between Ferrari and the FIA relating to its 2019 specification.
The SF21 features a slightly tweaked livery, with the usual red blended towards a burgundy rear-end, similar to the colour used at Mugello last year, which itself was a nod to Ferrari’s 125S.
Green branding from title partner Mission Winnow also features on the engine cover.
The team enters the 2021 season with a revised driver line-up of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz.
Leclerc shaded Sebastian Vettel during their first season as team-mates in 2019 before spearheading Ferrari’s charge during its troubled 2020 campaign.
Sainz joins following prior spells at Toro Rosso, Renault and McLaren.
Ferrari has focused its development tokens on the rear-end of the SF21, recognising it as a key weakness last year, and has introduced a new power unit, transmission and suspension, while the nose section has also undergone a reprofiling.
It means all 10 teams have displayed their 2021 Formula 1 machines.
The SF21 is set to run for the first time during a filming day at the Bahrain International Circuit on Thursday, ahead of the start of pre-season testing on Friday.