Ferrari have revealed that their 2022 Formula 1 car will be launched in mid-February, ahead of pre-season testing.
The teams are in the final stages of completing their 2022 challengers, which have been built to a new set of technical regulations.
F1 expect the new cars to be able to follow each other more closely, with only a 10 percent downforce loss compared to 50 percent with this year's cars.
This should increase overtaking and wheel-to-wheel racing across the field, with the possibility of the pecking order shifting dramatically.
Ferrari are the first team to announce a rough launch date for their new machine, which is yet to be given a name.
"The car will be presented mid-February," Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto told media, including RacingNews365.com. "We have not decided yet the date.
"[It will be] from the 16th to the 18th of February. That will be the dates. But [it's] something that we will finalise in the next weeks."
Ferrari look to extend future with Sainz
Ferrari finished third in the 2021 Constructors' Championship due to consistent points finishes from Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz.
Sainz, who placed fifth in the Drivers' standings, ahead of Leclerc, signed a two-year deal when he joined the team at the start of the year, and Binotto is keen to extend his contract beyond 2022.
Binotto said: "We've got Charles on a long-term contract and agreement. With Carlos, we will discuss through the winter time the extension of his contract. We'll sit down with him and try to understand [the situation].
"Certainly, I think he did very well during the season. I'm very happy [with] the way that he has integrated, the way that he has been performing on track during the race weekend.
"So no doubt we will sit down and try to find an agreement. That will be part of the winter period.”
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