Ferrari takes the covers off its F2012

Ferrari unveiled its 2012 car - dubbed the F2012 - online after cancelling its formal launch due to heavy snow and freezing temperatures.

The car features a stepped nose, something which is expected to be a feature on the majority of cars this season, but doesn't match the images circulated by Giorgio Piola - which claimed the car would have fighter style wings ahead of the sidepods, though the Italian technical journalist did correctly predict front pull-rod suspension which hasn't been seen in the sport for several years.

Check out the first images below (more to follow):

Compare: Click here to compare the 2012 and 2011 car...