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Ferrari hail 'very special moment' as new F1 car roars into life

Ferrari's new F1 car came to life on Thursday afternoon as the F1-75 was fired up for the first time.

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Ferrari have fired up their new F1 car for the very first time, two weeks ahead of its planned launch.

Ferrari's F1-75, built to the sport's all-new technical regulations, will be unveiled to the public on 17 February, just under a week before pre-season testing gets underway in Barcelona.

On Thursday afternoon, team boss Mattia Binotto and a small number of essential personnel assembled at Maranello for the official fire-up procedure, with more staff watching on remotely due to COVID-19 measures.

For around half a minute, the sound of the 066/7 power unit - which can be heard below - filled the vehicle assembly area.

"This is a very special moment, more so than at similar occasions in previous years," said Binotto.

"The F1-75 is a completely new car and is the culmination of a journey we all started together a few years back, working as a united and determined team."

Earlier this week, Ferrari revealed that the name of their new car was chosen to mark the 75th anniversary of the company's first production car rolling out of the factory.


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